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A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits


A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

Assistant Secretary Joe Main, 2nd from left, with UMWA representatives at Emerald Mine. MSHA's Coal Administrator Kevin Stricklin at far right.

A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

Testing Through-the-earth Communication at the Robinson Run No. 95 Coal Mine

A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

Underground portion of new communication equipment underground at the Robinson Run No. 95 Mine.

A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

Assistant Secretary Joe Main, right, takes a close look at the underground mine communication technology.

A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

Assistant Secretary Joe Main, 3rd from left, and MSHA Administrator for Coal Kevin Stricklin, far right, pose with UMWA representatives at the Robinson Run No. 95 Mine.

A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

A miner sits in the deck of a shuttle car equipped with the new proximity detection technology underground at the Bailey Mine.

A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits

Assistant Secretary Joe Main speaks through newly developed communication equipment underground at Robinson Run No. 95 Mine.

WAV FileListen to audio of Mr. Main testing the through-the earth communication system at Robinson Run as seen in the photo to the left.