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CSE training equipment and personnel featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s special companion resource PowerSource: Coal industry trains in Pennsylvania for a zero-accident mine

December 30, 2014

RUFF CREEK — A dozen or so Pennsylvania state mine inspectors gathered to hear the situation: “Art Vandelay,” the midnight shift mine inspector, had lost contact with those on the surface after radioing in that he noticed smoke at the front end of a mined-out long wall panel. “Since his call at 7 a.m., which was three hours ago, we have not heard from him,” Marlon Whoolery told the men. “We need you guys to explore the area, find Art, bring him to safety, and investigate the source of the smoke.” …

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