Each year, Peabody’s President’s Safety Awards recognize the company’s mines with the best safety incidence rate. In 2019, employees at four mines were honored for demonstrating Peabody’s core value of safety by achieving the company’s best safety records.
The 2019 President’s Safety Awards winners are:
Twentymile Mine in Northwest Routt County, Colo. won for best U.S. underground mine, recording a 1.39 incidence rate per 200,000 hours over 575,000 hours worked. This marks the mine’s seventh President’s Award win, a record for the company. Twentymile also won in 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
Metropolitan Mine in Helensburgh, NSW took home the award for best Australian underground mine, with a 2.57 incidence rate per 200,000 hours over more than 856,000 hours worked.
Wilpinjong Mine near Mudgee, New South Wales was recognized for the best Australian surface mine, recording a 0.55 incidence rate per 200,000 hours over more than 1.4 million hours worked.
The Somerville Complex, including the Somerville Central Mine near Somerville, Ind. and Wild Boar Mine in Lynnville, Ind., earned the U.S. surface mine award, with a 0.24 incidence rate per 200,000 hours over more than 850,000 hours worked. The complex had just one reportable injury in 2019.
“Twentymile and the Somerville Complex have demonstrated safety leadership for many years now,” said Kemal Williamson, President – U.S. Operations. “We salute both operations for this recognition and their continued commitment to our safety-first culture.”
“We are proud of our Metropolitan and Wilpinjong teams for leading the way in safety,” added Marc Hathhorn, President – Australian Operations. “Safety is our first value and it’s important to honor the good work being done by our team members.”
Further Reading: 2018 Peabody President’s Awards Results – President’s Awards Recognize Peabody Mines with Best Safety Incidence Rate in 2018