January 05, 2015
by Marco Lara Tarango, Supervisor - Underground, Safety and Rescue, Coeur Mexicana - As part of Coeur's ongoing commitment to health and safety, talented rescue professionals are tasked at each of Coeur's mine operations to prepare for an emergency situation. At our Palmarejo mine in Mexico, we have 45 people in our mine rescue unit. The unit is divided into three teams, each member has a specific role: emergency response personnel, surface firefighting or hazardous material team. Our teams include miners, operators, mechanical maintenance workers and electrical workers. We assign one team for each day and one each night so that the mine is never without available rescue personnel.