mine rescue crew

mine rescue crew

[′mīn ′res·kyü ‚krü]
(mining engineering)
A crew consisting usually of five to eight persons who are thoroughly trained in the use of mine rescue apparatus, which they wear in rescue or recovery work in a mine following an explosion or during a fire.
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She added that they were released by a colliery mine rescue crew after being trapped for approximately one hour.
POLICE and mine rescue crews in New Zealand have acknowledged for the first time that the 29 miners trapped underground since an explosion on Friday may not have survived.