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Doe Run Peru Mine Rescue Team Dominates Peruvian Mine Rescue Competition

Cobriza employees’ life-saving techniques win second consecutive title.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) November 4, 2005 -- Doe Run Peru’s Cobriza Mine Rescue Team recently won its second consecutive championship title at a National Mine Rescue Competition held Sept. 26 and 27 in Lima, Peru. After finishing more than 150 points ahead of the competition, the team will advance to the upcoming international mine rescue competition in China, where they will represent Peru in the Underground Mining category. Contest details will be provided by the International Mine Rescue Competition organizing committee in January.

Organized by the Peruvian Mine Rescue Association and sponsored by the Mine Safety Institute of Peru, the competition judges teams on how quickly and adequately they find and resolve hypothetical mine-safety scenarios. Teams were tested on their knowledge of material handling, mine rescue techniques and the Ministry of Energy and Mines’ mine rescue standards; as well as first-aid skills and injury response through real-time mine simulations.

“At Doe Run Peru, we consider our employees to be our greatest assets, which is why we stress the importance of living safely every moment of every day,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Huyhua, vice president and manager of operations of Doe Run Peru. “These competitions enable our teams to sharpen their skills and gather best practices should a real-life circumstance occur. We commend their winning performance and are eager to see how they do on an international scale.”

The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North America’s largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to practicing environmental stewardship while producing essential raw materials – lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver – that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru.

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