Virginia mine rescue team wins annual competition across five states

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS) - A Virginia mine rescue team walks away with the grand prize of an annual rescue competition in Blacksburg.

SunCoke Energy Black team out of Buchanan County beat rescue teams from across Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Illinois to take top honors at the Virginia Mining Institute event.  

Read what teams did during the competition here.

During the past few days, the crews were given simulated disasters such as a mine explosion or collapse, and they were timed and graded on their response.  

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