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  • n. A self-contained device to generate oxygen for breathing.


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  • DOUG JOHNSON, MINE OPERATOR: Every miner carries a self - contained self-rescuer that has one hour's worth of oxygen that's used for escape walking out of the mine.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2007

  • WHITFIELD: Something else, a self-contained self-rescuer or SCSR.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2007

  • COOPER: Yes, because you say -- you call it a self-rescuer, that's the device we just saw?

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2006

  • RADOMSKY: The self-contained self-rescuer, the one that provides the oxygen.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2006

  • There is another device called a self-rescuer and it converts carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide and it's used in the event of a fire or any other emergency.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2006

  • DIAL: Every miner is required to have a self-rescuer that would provide oxygen for about an hours period of time, which may help them to get out of the dangerous area.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2006

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They're the W65 self-rescuer, so in case of a fire or buildup in carbon monoxide, a miner will be able to get themselves out safely.

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2006

  • Typically the self-contained self-rescuer that the miner carries would be the extent of the oxygen generator, so to speak, on the section.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2006

  • Officials 'Association of South Africa said the defective device, called a self-rescuer, deteriorated almost immediately underground.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Blake told investigators he strapped on his own self-rescuer, then struggled to get the devices on the eight other miners in the mantrip.

    NPR Topics: News


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