Earthquake response drill for PPC miners


Workers at a Public Power Corporation lignite mine in Kozani, northern Greece, carry out a preparedness exercise on Wednesday. Code-named Pandora, the annual exercise is aimed at training workers at the mine what to do in the event of a natural disaster. Yesterday’s drill was based on the scenario of the mine being hit by a powerful earthquake that would require the full evacuation of the facility, first aid being administered to injured workers, rescues of trapped personnel and a reliable head-count record, among other measures. [ANA-MPA]