MSHA News Release: [10/28/2015]
Mine Rescue Day honors first responders in mine emergencies
300 rescue teams stand ready for 13k mines nationwide
ARLINGTON, Va. – Mine rescuers often travel miles in the dark, navigating underground mine workings filled with debris, amid poisonous and explosive gases trying to find missing miners or recover those who have died. The dangerous work they do after mine fires, explosions or cave-ins is challenging, grueling, and remarkably – it is voluntary.