draegerman

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drae•ger•man

(ˈdreɪ gər mən)

n., pl. -men.
a miner trained in underground rescue work.
[1915–20; after Alexander B. Dräger (d. 1928), German scientist]
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Even today, members of mine rescue teams in Canada are still called Draegermen.
Draegermen [mine rescue workers] were able to bring 15 bodies to the surface but unstable mine conditions forced them to abandon the search for the remaining 11 men underground.
As a result, mine rescuers equipped with Draeger apparatus became known as Draegermen.