Safety Days competition held on Cumberland campus

The second annual Harlan County Safety Days mine rescue competition was held on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. The event was staged in conjunction with the local chamber of commerce and the Kentucky Coal Academy of which SKCTC is affiliated. Some 19 teams from six states took part in the event held July 23-26.
(Photos by Chris Jones)

Miners checking readings on equipment

Judges posing for picture

Miners planing before starting

Miners walking the course

miners checking for danger in the mock mine

Miner in gas mask

Miners taking notes along course

Miners checking their equipment

Judges at the scorers table

Miner pair rushing through the course

Mine Rescue team setting up a stretcher

Rescue team attached by chord

Mine Team crossing the finish line

Person pretending to be injured inside training area

Mine team

Miner carrying equipment on a cart

Miner with Gas Mask

Judge instructing a group