Workplace Safety North / Ontario Mine Rescue

Sudbury District Dominates

Aug 13, 2014
In a taxing scenario that first challenged physical endurance, and then challenged mental acuity, mine rescue volunteers from Vale Canada Ltd.’s East Mines earned top place in the 64th annual Provincial Mine Rescue Competition in Timmins, in June.
And while Vale took home gold hard hats as the overall team champions, Denis Prevost, mine rescue technician for First Nickel Inc.’s Lockerby Mine, won the award for top technician. Both had won the Sudbury District competition in May.
The Vale East Mines team consisted of Captain Lorne Plouffe, Will Davies, Justin Whitmore, Jonathan Hamilton, Fred Pelletier, Aime Gagne, Jean Yves Doiron, Perry Simon and Briefing Officer Mike Johnson. The team also earned the First Aid Award...

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