The competition included mine rescue, first aid, and pre-shift events. Patriot’s Federal No. 2 team won the Grand Champion award, while the company’s Southern Appalachia team won third place in this event. In total, Patriot’s teams won 70% of the awards given at the competition.

“We are very pleased with these results, particularly as we lead up to the National Mine Rescue Championships to be held next month. Considering there were nearly 50 mine rescue teams from nine states that participated in this event, our teams achieved excellent results,” said Patriot President and CEO Richard M. Whiting. “Maintaining top-tier mine rescue teams is a key component of our comprehensive safety program. I congratulate all five of our mine rescue teams on their winning performances, and I thank our team members for their ongoing efforts to promote a safe workplace.”