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Alpha Natural Resources Affiliate receive safety recognition award

Coal News - Published on Wed, 13 Jun 2018

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Alpha Natural Resources announced outstanding safety performance for 2017, with three affiliate operations in West Virginia honored for safety achievements by the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. The three Alpha affiliates received the Holmes Safety Award, presented to selected mines and mining-related entities by the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association a nonprofit organization. JAHSA began in 1916 to promote health and safety in the mining industry and consists of representatives from Federal and State Governments, Mining Organizations and Labor.

The following Alpha-affiliated operations received the 2017 West Virginia Holmes Safety Award:

Underground Operations
Mammoth Coal Company Slabcamp Mine

Surface Operations
Pioneer Fuel Ewing Fork No 1 (Pax)
Highland Mining Company Reylas (Highland)

Slabcamp is a repeat winner of the Holmes Safety Award, having been recognized for three years in a row. For Pax and Highland, it’s the second time in four years the surface operations have received the safety recognition.

Additionally, the superintendent of the Highland Underground Belt System, Gary Meade, was honored with the Director’s Special Recognition Award from the Aracoma Council.

Mr Brian Keaton, Alpha’s Senior Vice President of Safety and Health said that “Our miners focus on safety every day. Their safety and the safety of their fellow employees is always on their minds. So, we’re proud to see that focus and these miners recognized in such a prestigious way.”

All of these Alpha-affiliated operations were recognized at the State Council’s Annual Meeting at the Glade Springs Resort. The West Virginia State Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association sponsors the awards to promote safety in West Virginia coal mines and facilities.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Wed, 13 Jun 2018
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