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Newsmaker: John Brottish

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.”

 

 
 


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