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Marlon Whoolery

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Training Director

Local Address: Prosperity, Pennsylvania, United States
Mining Technology and Training Center
 
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australia | Resource Clips
resourceclips.com, 26 July 2014 [cached]
Marlon Whoolery, training director at the Pennsylvania- and West Virginia-based Mining Technology and Training Center, says American mining companies bear the brunt of training new employees.
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But the companies themselves provide specialized training, according to Marlon Whoolery, training director at the Mining Technology and Training Center, which has campuses in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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During that time, specialized training "could be a matter of weeks or months to run a particular portion of the longwall," Whoolery adds. "To be the shear operator in Pennsylvania you have to have machine operator's papers in the state and it takes a year underground before you can apply for those."
Whoolery doesn't know of any American parallels to the HD Mining controversy. He says Massey Energy threatened to import Mexican workers years ago.
But the companies themselves provide ...
resourceclips.com, 26 July 2014 [cached]
But the companies themselves provide specialized training, according to Marlon Whoolery, training director at the Mining Technology and Training Center, which has campuses in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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During that time, specialized training "could be a matter of weeks or months to run a particular portion of the longwall," Whoolery adds. "To be the shear operator in Pennsylvania you have to have machine operator's papers in the state and it takes a year underground before you can apply for those."
Whoolery doesn't know of any American parallels to the HD Mining controversy. He says Massey Energy threatened to import Mexican workers years ago.
"This was called mine rescue skills ...
www.observer-reporter.com, 23 April 2011 [cached]
"This was called mine rescue skills training," said Marlon Whoolery, training director at the MTTC. "The teams learn skills they would have to do in an actual event, like firefighting, exploration and mapping and smoke mine rescue field problems and benching of apparatuses," Whoolery said.
In this particular scenario, Consol's Enlow Fork Green team had to find three miners trapped after an explosion.
Whoolery explained the rescue team had to explore the mine, rescue any survivors and recover the bodies.
"Their job is to explore the mine, ventilate the mine and bring them out," he said.
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"The benefit here is that these teams will experience what they will actually do in a real emergency," Whoolery said.
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Whoolery agreed, saying the value of the facility is not just to train mine rescue teams, but the inexperienced miner for the industry as well.
"There is no certification law in Pennsylvania other than you have to have a year in before becoming a certified miner," he said.
To start in a mine, he said, one has to meet the federal Mine Safety Health Administration requirements of 40 hours of training - 32 hours in a classroom and eight hours underground," he said.
"Here, we incorporate all the facilities. We have them fight a fire; we have them work in smoke; and walk the life line. We give them a lot," he said.
Whoolery said new miners get about 40 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of hands-on training and that is the most important, he said.
"It's one thing to sit in a classroom and another to actually have to do it. We put them in our smoke mine and fill it full of smoke and tell them there is a fire and they have to get out," Whoolery said. "They have to find the rescuers, take the life line and get out of the mine," he said.
Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce: Member Services Directory
www.waynesburgchamber.com, 23 April 2006 [cached]
Marlon Whoolery, Training Director 197 Dunn Station Road Prosperity, PA 15329 724-627-6259 Fax: 724-229-7269
Taseko Mines Ltd (TKO) | Resource Clips
resourceclips.com, 13 Dec 2013 [cached]
Marlon Whoolery, training director at the Pennsylvania- and West Virginia-based Mining Technology and Training Center, says American mining companies bear the brunt of training new employees.
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