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The Competition held at the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame saw 16 teams across Western Australia participate in the competition to demonstrate their mine rescue skills and professionalism.

Cindy Lewis was the first female to win the Best Captain award at the Surface Competition.

Kevin Broadbent, Emergency Services Coordinator at BHP Billiton Leinster was awarded the Harry Steinhauser Award in recognition of his long and distinguished contribution to mines rescue in the North Eastern Goldfields.

The guest of honour at the awards evening was the President and Chief Operating Officer of BHP Billiton Nickel West, Jimmy Wilson.

CME Eastern Regional Council deputy chairman, Mark Fisher said the competition was a timely demonstration of the resources sector’s commitment to the safety of its people.

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