Mine rescue teams from around US competing in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Mine rescue teams from 12 states are in Kentucky for a competition that helps train first responders in deadly situations underground.

The National Coal Mine Rescue competition is being held in Lexington this week. The event includes individual and team competitions in first aid and mine rescue and ends with a banquet on Thursday.

The event is sponsored by the National Mining Association and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. There will also be exhibits from companies and suppliers of coal-mining equipment and services.

The banquet will feature remarks by National Mining Association CEO Hal Quinn and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration director Joseph Main.

The events begin each day at 7 a.m. at the Lexington Convention Center.


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