MMG takes out rescue competition

MMG Rosebery has beat out teams from five other mines to come out on top at the Tasmanian Mine Rescue Competition.

The Mineral and Metals Group’s (MMG) Rosebery mine won its second consecutive Tasmanian Mine Rescue Competition over the weekend, beating out teams from five other mines from around the country.

MMG Rosebery also took out the Overall Safety Winner award for the third year in a row which is presented to the team that demonstrates the safest practice throughout all of the events.

“Mine rescue competitions are a fantastic opportunity for emergency rescue teams to hone these important skills,” MMG Rosebery Safety, Health, Environment & Community Manager Kevin Morrison said.

“This is an achievement that MMG Rosebery is very proud of.”

Copper Mines Tasmania (Mt Lyell), Metals X (Renison), Grange Resources (Savage River), Beaconsfield Gold, Fosterville (Bendigo VIC) and MMG Rosebery competed in six scenarios comprising underground search and rescue, fire fighting, rope rescue, first aid, theory and a skills event.

Beaconsfield Gold and Grange Resources shared second place in the competition.

The event was the culmination of a full weekend of activities on Tasmania’s West Coast supported, including the Tullah Challenge triathlon event and Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair.

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