Safety first for mines

Anglo Gold's Ashanti Sunrise Dam has won the Western Australia Chamber of Minerals and Energy Underground Mine Emergency Response Challenge held at Focus Minerals' Coolgardie Gold Project.

Anglo Gold’s Ashanti Sunrise Dam has won the Western Australia Chamber of Minerals and Energy Underground Mine Emergency Response Challenge held at Focus Minerals’ Coolgardie Gold Project.

More than 13 mine rescue teams from across Western Australia participated in the challenge.

Two teams form Barrick Yilgarn rounded out the final three.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s chief executive Reg Howard-Smith said the WA resource sector’s commitment to health and safety was as resolute as ever, despite the impact of recent events on global financial markets.

“The Emergency Response Challenge continues to play a vital role in maintaining the emergency response capability of the WA resources sector remains exemplary,” Howard-Smith said.

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