14 Jan

Kirkland Lake Gold was the overall winner of the International Mine Rescue Competition in Sudbury Aug. 19 to 26.

The Boliden Tara Mines team from Ireland was second overall and the KGHM White Eagles third.

Kirkland Lake Gold also topped the emergency underground scenario, while fellow Canadians Compass Minerals, Goderich Mine came in second and Boliden Tara was third.

Poland’s Bytom was first in firefighting, followed by American team MSHA Mine Energy Unit No. 1 and Canadian entry Cameco McArthur River.

In first aid, it was Peabody Energy Wambo Coal from Australia in first, Boliden Tara in second and Cameco McArthur River in third.

Local entry Vale Sudbury West Mines had one of its two third-place finishes in the high-angle rope rescue, after the White Eagles and Cameco McArthur River.

Vale Sudbury West was also third in the theory category. Compass Minerals, Goderich Mine was first and Goldcorp Americas was second.

Russia’s EMERCOM topped the technician category. China’s Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Group was second and MSHA Mine Energy Unit No. 1 was third.

Twenty-seven teams representing 13 nations took part in the competition.

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