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A mine rescue team from Missouri S&T placed fourth out of 12 teams in a recent underground competition in New Iberia, La. Another team from S&T finished seventh. While the S&T teams are made up of college students, participants on other teams are professionals from the mining industry.
Mine rescue competitions involve simulated rescue situations designed as training exercises. S&T’s “Gold Team” also finished third in a first-aid competition that was held in New Iberia.
Casey Slaughter, a graduate student in mining engineering, finished third in an individual trainer competition.