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Chinese mine boss drowns himself after deadly collapse

The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said.

I.A.O Episode 2: Rope Task

Follow Elkview Operations surface mine rescue team through the second challenge at Fernie BC’s Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition. Special thanks to all who contributed to this incredible project.

IAO Episode 1: Extrication

Follow Elkview Operations surface mine rescue team through the first challenge at Fernie BC’s Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition. Special thanks to all who contributed to this incredible project.

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Troy and Alex go after Senior Mines Inspector Al Hoffman before checking in with USW Local 6166 Murray Nychyporuk (33:33) regarding an underground mining rescue operation in a Vale nickel mine. Then Paul French (52:09), President of USW Local 1-425, comes on to discuss a possible restart to Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine.

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Thompson miners safe after underground fire

The fire trapped 39 miners in the Vale Inco nickel mine in Thompson, Man., Sunday night.

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Elkview Mine Rescue In House Competition 2013

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