By: Ashley Engle, ABC 27 


Saving lives and keeping miners safe. I was able to witness 17 mine rescue teams from across the county put their skills to the test. I spoke to one teammate, and she told me she became a miner because, of her father.

“We’re like a family.”

Kristine Cornejo is the lead medic on the turquoise ridge mine rescue team from Nevada.

“We have to be able to think on the fly.”

Kristine has been in the mining industry for 19 years and she says her father was the main reason why, she got into rescuing.

“My dad was a miner, and he got hurt when I was a year old.”

That motivated her to keep miners safe.

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