Doe Run Mine Rescue Team Earns Top Honor at Regional Contest
19 Jun 2019
ST. LOUIS (June 19, 2019) – In honor of National Safety Month in June, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) recognizes the dedication of its skilled mine rescue teams. Doe Run’s Maroon mine rescue team won overall contest champion at the Southwest Regional Mine Rescue Contest.
In addition to winning the overall contest championship, the Maroon Team won second place in the field competition, which measures how well team members adhere to mine rescue procedures during a simulated mine emergency. They also took second place in team technician and third place in first aid. The Southwest Regional Mine Rescue Contest took place from April 8-11, 2019, in New Mexico.
“Doe Run came home with the most accomplishments of any team in the competition, and the competition was fierce – the last four national champion teams were among the teams competing in this year’s contest,” said Ryan Seelke, safety manager at Doe Run’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO). “We’re very proud of the commitment of the team and their readiness in case of emergency.”
Doe Run’s mine rescue teams are critical for keeping employees safe in the event of an emergency. As part of the company’s underground safety program, mine rescue teams complete eight hours of training monthly. The teams compete in mine rescue competitions annually to keep their skills sharp and prepare them to help fellow miners in real-life situations. Companywide, Doe Run employees went through more than 30,000 hours of training in 2018, including extensive health and safety training. Employees also play an active role in sharing ideas and implementing new programs that address workplace safety.
In July, the Gray mine rescue team will be attending the Northern Regional Mine Rescue Competition in New York. In October, both the Maroon and Gray mine rescue teams will compete at the Missouri Mine Rescue Contest. Held in Rolla, Missouri, at the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s experimental mine, it is one of the most widely attended mine rescue contests in the nation.
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.