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Mine rescue expert to speak at Pitt

| Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Brandon Fisher, whose company was integral to the rescue of 33 Chilean miners in the fall, will be the featured speaker in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for National Preparedness Seminar Series from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in Room 532, Alumni Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fisher is founder and president of Center Rock Inc. of Berlin. The company's low-profile drill was used to bore through rock quickly to rescue the Chilean miners weeks before most experts thought possible. His firm led drilling operations for the Quecreek mine rescue in Somerset in July 2002.

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