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NYC construction worker rescued from trench

Shivering but alive after four hours in “muck”
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A New York City construction worker was rescued from an underground trench at subway construction projection early this morning, after being stuck in “muck” from the waist down for nearly four hours. The worker became trapped at 8:30 p.m. last night 75 feet below ground at the Second Avenue subway line site in Manhattan.


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Discover what’s new at Capital Safety

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This year at NSC, Capital Safety is proud to feature six innovative fall protection and rescue products from its trusted brands, DBI-SALA® and Protecta®.


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A happy anniversary: trapped miners successfully rescued a decade ago

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A number of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials are in Somerset, Pa today to commemorate the tenth anniversary of a mining accident that ended with lives being saved.


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Mine rescue teams compete in Virginia

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Amid a steady rain and with just 80 minutes to navigate through a mock mine emergency, 17 coal mine rescue teams competed earlier this month in the Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Contest at Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff, Va.


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New Miller QuickPick™ Rescue Kits provide a quick & easy solution for rescuing a suspended worker

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The new Miller QuickPick Rescue Kits deliver peace-of-mind during unexpected, stressful peer-rescue situations involving those working at height.


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Mine rescue teams test skills at training academy

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Nearly 60 mine rescue teams gathered recently at the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s training academy to test their ability to fight fires, navigate through dense smoke and rescue trapped miners.


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California's confined space safety program gathers steam

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The Los Angeles Fire Department has become the latest organization to sign on to Cal/OSHA’s confined space awareness campaign -- an effort to educate employers and employees about the dangers of working in confined spaces.


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Road service company braces for holidays

Travelers will need 194,000 jump starts, 95,000 tires changed
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AAA expects to the aid of more than 800,000 stranded motorists during the year-end holiday period, as 83.6 million holiday travelers choose to take to the roadways for their holiday travel plans.


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Centennial mine rescue competition is largest ever

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In what the U.S. Department of Labor is calling the largest gathering of its kind, more than 100 mine rescue teams from around the country competed last week in the 2011 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition in Columbus, Ohio.


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“Against All Odds” — story of Chilean mine rescue opens at Smithsonian museum

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The rescue in October 2010 of 33 miners trapped for more than two months after a partial collapse of the San José Mine in Chile is revisited in “Against All Odds: Rescue at the Chilean Mine,” a multimedia exhibition that opened at the Washington, D.C. National Museum of Natural History on August 5th— one year to the day after the miners were trapped, according to a press announcement by the Smithsonian-operated museum.


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