Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame Member Bio
MARSHALL FUGATE began working for Consol in Tackett, Tennessee in 1973 in the engineering department as a rodman, transitman, and draftsman. He has been a section foreman, safety inspector, and supervisor.
He has served as the mapman on the mine rescue team and from 1984 to 1989 he served as the mine rescue trainer for 2 teams at Tackett Creek, TN (Matthews Mine).
The mines he has worked for have received the Ralph E. Bailey Award for working 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 manhours without a lost time accident.
From 1991 to 2010 he was the Safety Supervisor for CONSOL of KY, INC Jones Fork Operation and during that time, the Jones Creek/Mill Creek Operations won 12 Liv Ireland Awards for having the lowest incident rate in the Central Appalachian Operation.
He was Safety Supervisor for Consol and as the mine rescue trainer, two teams that he trained won the Kentucky State Championship. One team that he trained placed 3rd in the National Mine Rescue Competition.
He has received a National Mine Rescue Competition Award for Work and Dedication toward Mine Rescue.
He is a Former President of the Kentucky Mining Institute, a Former President of the Knott/Floyd Holmes Safety Association, a Former President of the Big Sandy Mining Institute, and a Two-time Former President of Smoke Eaters Post #2.