The great philosopher Plato once said “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and every once in a while, there is a bright example that embodies this perfectly.
The mining industry has long been a poster child for necessity driving innovation, with most mines operating with one (or few) portals or shafts and a deep want for hazards to be mitigated.
From the advent of remote muckers working under high-hazard uncontrolled ground to shaft skips that could drop 100+ miners in a single trip, the name of the game has always been pushing boundaries to allow crews to work more safely, faster, and more efficiently.