Virtual Reality Trains Next Generation Workers

Published in the June edition of The Edmontonians

By Greg Gazin
Troy Media Corporation
Terry Smith & Kevin McNulty
EDMONTON, AB, July 1, 2009/Troy Media/ — It was six years ago, over a jug, or two, of Alexander Keith’s Ale, that business partners Terry Smith and Kevin McNulty started discussing the abysmal state of training in the resources industry.

“These injuries can’t continue,” Smith said. McNulty, a safety consultant in the oil and gas sector who had spent much of his working life in the mining industry, added that the problems went beyond injuries. He was referring to the 1992 Westray Coal Mine disaster in Plymouth, Nova Scotia which resulted in the deaths of 26 miners. MORE

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