August 28, 2023

Carmeuse mine rescue teams deliver a strong performance at KMI competition.

Carmeuse mine rescue teams deliver a strong performance at KMI competition

Mine rescue teams have a critical role to play in the event disaster strikes and the lives of personnel are placed at risk. These skilled groups practice hard to make sure they are ready for any eventuality. But competing against other teams in mine rescue competitions can add an extra edge, honing skills and providing opportunities to share and learn from others.

Teams can also evaluate performance against jurisdictional standards, while helping raise regional mine rescue competency. 

Carmeuse is proud to participate in such competitions. With its Luttrell Rangers and Black River Bandits teams, the company recently achieved several top-three finishes at the Kentucky Mining Institute Rescue Competition in Lexington, KY.

The Bandits finished third and the Rangers fourth on Day 1 of the Metal Mine Rescue Competition, with the Rangers third and Bandits fifth on Day 2. This resulted in a third-place overall finish for the Rangers over the two-day event, with the Bandits close behind in fourth place. The Rangers also racked up a second place in the combined results for mine rescue, first aid, and team tech, with the Bandits again following on their heels in third. 

“We are proud of our mine rescue teams,” said Harriet Blythe, Human Resources—Carmeuse, Kentucky. “Congratulations to both the Rangers and the Bandits, and keep up the good work!”