Arch Coal's Dugout Canyon and Sufco Mines Garner Top Safety Awards Among
Underground Coal Mines in Eight States
PRICE, Utah, July 8, 2013
PRICE, Utah, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal today announced that
Canyon Fuel Company's Dugout Canyon and Sufco mines have received two major
multi-state safety awards from the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
Dugout Canyon mine received the RMCMI 2013 Safety Award among small
underground mines for achieving a perfect safety record. Dugout Canyon
employees worked 239,763 hours with a total incident rate of zero, compared to
the national underground coal average of 5.05 incidents per 200,000
employee-hours. This is the second consecutive year that Dugout Canyon earned
the RMCMI Safety Award.
Sufco mine received the RMCMI 2013 Safety Award among large underground mines
for achieving a perfect safety record. In 2012, Sufco employees worked 593,557
hours with a total incident rate of zero, compared to the national underground
average of 5.05 incidents per 200,000 employee-hours.
"The employees of Sufco and Dugout truly deserve this recognition for their
unwavering commitment to operating safely," said Gene DiClaudio, president of
Arch Western Bituminous Group. "Congratulations to our employees for operating
a safe and productive workplace."
To qualify for the eight-state award, mines must have produced substantial
coal volumes without a reportable safety incident during 2012. Mines then were
compared using incident rate data as reported to MSHA for the calendar year.
The RMCMI bestowed a total of three safety awards in 2013 to Arch Coal
subsidiaries, including Thunder Basin's Coal Creek mine in the surface mine
Canyon Fuel Company is Utah's largest coal producer and a large state
employer, with a workforce of more than 700. It operates the Dugout Canyon,
Skyline and Sufco mines.
U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is one of the world's top coal producers for the
global steel and power generation industries, serving customers in 25
countries on five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most
diversified in the United States, spanning every major coal basin in the
nation. The company controls a 5.4-billion-ton reserve base of high-quality
metallurgical and thermal coals, with access to all major railroads, inland
waterways and a growing number of seaborne trade channels.
SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.
Contact: Kim Link, +1-314-994-2936
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