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Usibelli Mine workers set new safety bar

North of 60 Mining News – April 12, 2019

 

Last updated 9/25/2020 at 2:39pm

Alaska coal mine 798 consecutive days without a single lost time accident

Usibelli Coal Mine

Despite large equipment, inclement weather and other hazards inherent to mining, the 100-person workforce at Usibelli Coal Mine have exceeded 800 days without a lost time accident, a major achievement in any profession.

Usibelli Coal Mine April 10 reported that its crew of roughly 100 employees worked 798 consecutive days without a single lost time accident (LTA), a new safety record for the Interior Alaska mine.

This surpasses the coal mine's previous safety record of 797 days without an LTA, set by its crews in 2006.

"While we are proud of this accomplishment, there is never a sense of complacency about...



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