PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy's (NYSE: CNX) Enlow Fork Gold team won first place overall honors in the Hatfield & McCoy Mine Rescue Safety competition held recently in Pikeville, Ky.
CONSOL Energy had 14 teams competing in the three-day Kentucky mine rescue exercise which featured 32 total teams from seven different states. Teams from West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Alabama competed in the event.
Members of the Enlow Fork team include Todd DeWitt, Brandon Dorsey, Joshua Clark, Gaven Verbosky, Tony Sable, Greg Thorn and Andy Neff.
The Enlow Fork Gold team also earned third place overall honors in the Virginia Mining Institute Safety Days event held in Blacksburg, Va., earlier this month. A total of 30 teams from six states, including Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois competed in the Virginia competition,
Individual honors were also earned by CONSOL employees at both the Kentucky and the Virginia events.
In Kentucky, Keith Richardson, Buchanan, earned second place in the Bench-BG-4 competition; Kevin Bee, Blacksville, third, Bench-BG-4 competition; Jason Paugh, Blacksville, first place, first aid competition; Curt Huffman, Enlow Fork, second place, pre-shift competition; and Mark Pauley, Gary Richardson and John Vance, all from Coal River, first, second and third place, respectively, in the Bench-Biopak competition.
In Virginia, Jason Paugh, Blacksville, earned first place in the first aid competition; Tyler Richardson and Keith Richardson, both from Buchanan, earned first and second place respectively in the Bench BG4 competition; Anthony Sable, Enlow Fork, won third place in the Bench BG4 competition; Curt Hoffman, Enlow Fork, won third in the preshift competition; Gary Richardson, John Vance and Mark Pauley, all from Coal River, earned first, second and third place, respectively in the Bench Biopak competition.
About CONSOL Energy
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.2 billion tons. The company's premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL Energy has transformed itself from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale and is transitioning its active exploration program into development mode in the Utica Shale. CONSOL Energy has proved natural gas reserves of 4.0 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company's top core value and CONSOL Energy boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its Web site: www.consolenergy.com.
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