| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: John Brottish

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By Tim Puko
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 6:41 p.m.

Noteworthy: Brottish is the team trainer for the Enlow Fork Gold Mine Rescue Team, which won 48 awards this year, including four first places for mine rescue.

Age: 46

Residence: Mather, Greene County

Occupation: Safety inspector at Consol Energy Inc.'s Enlow Fork mine

Background: Before starting at Consol in December 2006, Brottish worked in several fields, including as a home inspector in San Diego. He was part of a team of 46 men at Consol who worked underground this spring to seal off and put out a mine fire in the Blacksville No. 2 Mine on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

Education: Brottish graduated from Jefferson-Morgan High School in 1984.

Quote: “We're really dependent on each other for our lives, so it is a very, very close-knit group. ... If (the camaraderie) wasn't there, I don't think I could do the job. Everybody who gets on the team has a great sense of pride and wanting to do things to help their fellow employees.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Pittsburgh zoo receives $9M gift — largest ever — from Mellon Foundation
  2. Upper St. Clair lifeguard ordered to stand trial for rape of female lifeguard
  3. Founder of Operation Safety Net in Pittsburgh named one of CNN’s 2015 Top 10 Heroes
  4. North Hills transit service limits lamented
  5. Downtown Pittsburgh Macy’s donates bits of history
  6. Siblings sue over gas rights in Jefferson Hills land parcel
  7. Former employee at Plum home-building firm charged with embezzling nearly $200K
  8. Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies apprehend one of county’s ‘most wanted fugitives’
  9. Bishop Zubik visits Mooncrest Community Center
  10. Pittsburgh’s North Shore traffic gets critical look
  11. 30 federal prisoners in W.Pa. on list for early release; 27 in Pittsburgh