Doe Run Mine Rescue Teams Win At Regional Mine Contests
ST. LOUIS (July 9, 2018) — The Doe Run Company's (Doe Run) two mine rescue teams recently earned high honors at competitive mine rescue contests. The Gray Team won first place in three different competitions at the Northern Regional Mine Rescue Contest. The Maroon Team also received high honors at the Southeast Regional Mine Rescue Contest.
At the Northern Regional Mine Rescue Contest, the Gray Team won first place in the field competition, which measures how well team members adhere to mine rescue procedures during a simulated mine emergency, and first place in the first aid competition, which consisted of a CPR and first-responder scenario. The Gray Team also won first place in the team trainer competition. The contest took place from June 4 to 8 in Clymer, New York.
The Maroon Team won first place in team tech at the Southeast Regional Mine Rescue Contest. Luke Davis, benchman for the Maroon Team, won the Dragerman Trophy, which recognizes his ability to test and maintain the Drager brand breathing apparatus. Additionally, the team placed fourth in the field competition and fourth in combination scoring out of 15 participating teams. The contest took place from May 21 to 24 in Franklin, Tennessee.
Doe Run’s mine rescue teams participate in voluntary training for at least eight hours per month and compete in mine rescue competitions annually. Companywide, Doe Run employees go through more than 16,000 hours of training annually.
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 sustainability.doerun.com.