Doe Run Mine Rescue Teams Place at Missouri S&T Mine Rescue Competition
ST. LOUIS (Dec. 5, 2017) – The Doe Run Company’s (Doe Run) mine rescue teams received high honors at the 35th annual mine rescue competition at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). The Maroon Team placed second in the mine rescue field event, which simulates a mine emergency at the Experimental Mine in Rolla, Mo. In addition, the Maroon Team earned second place and the Gray Team received third place in the first-aid competition. A total of 24 industry professional and student teams competed in hands-on simulated mine disasters, first-aid and first-responder scenarios.
“Our mine rescue teams dedicate a lot of time to train and compete in these events to prepare them to help their fellow miners in the event of an emergency,” said Steve Batts, vice president – Southeast Missouri operations at Doe Run. “The mine rescue teams are an important part of our ongoing safety programs at Doe Run.”
Earlier this year, Doe Run’s Gray Team won the overall championship at the Northern Regional Mine Rescue Contest in New York, and the Maroon Team won the overall championship at the Colorado Regional Mine Contest.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com and http://sustainability.doerun.com/.