Mine Rescue Competition

Mine Rescue Competition

60th Annual Mine Rescue Competition
June 10th, 2017

Congratulations to all the teams who competed at this year’s Mine Rescue Competition – that’s a wrap! Take a look at our full list of winners.

Mine Rescue competitors, we’ll see you next year! #GearUp!

2017 Mine Rescue Competition Winners

Best Bench Tech Gordon Zdyb (Ekati Diamond Mine)
Best Surface First Aid Ekati Diamond Mine - Surface Team
Best Underground First Aid Meliadine Gold Mine
Best Surface Practical Bench Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine
Best Fire Fighting Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine
Best Surface Rope Rescue Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine
Best Underground Rope Rescue Diavik Diamond Mine
Best Surface Written Test Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine
Best Underground Written Test Hope Bay Gold Mine
Best Surface Smoke Meadowbank Gold Mine
Best Underground Smoke Diavik Diamond Mine
Best Underground Bench/Field Test Diavik Diamond Mine
Best Surface Obstacle Victor Diamond Mine (Ontario)
Best Underground Obstacle Ekati Diamond Mine - Underground Team
Best Overall Surface Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine
Best Overall Underground Diavik Diamond Mine

The Competitors

There were eight teams from seven mines participating in this year’s event:

Surface Teams

  • Ekati Diamond Mine – Dominion Diamond Corporation;
  • Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine – De Beers Canada Inc.;
  • Meadowbank Gold Mine – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.; and
  • Victor Diamond Mine (Ontario) – De Beers Canada Inc.

Underground Teams

  • Diavik Diamond Mine – Rio Tinto Ltd.;
  • Ekati Diamond Mine – Dominion Diamond Corporation;
  • Hope Bay Gold Mine – TMAC Resources Inc.; and
  • Meliadine Gold Project – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Contact Information

Lex Lovatt, Mine Rescue Coordinator
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
(867) 920-3849
Email