Additionally, CONSOL Energy Coal Operations COO Jimmy Brock was recognized as a coal safety leader in West Virginia. The award is presented annually to coal leaders who contribute to the prevention of injury and fatalities in mining operations.

CONSOL Energy operations winning West Virginia State Mine Safety Awards included the Shoemaker Mine in Marshall County, W.Va.; Blacksville No. 2 in Wana, W.Va.; Fola surface mine and its Peach Orchard prep plant, both located in Bickmore, W.Va.; and its Peg Fork surface mine, located in Naugatuck, W.Va.

CONSOL Energy’s Fola operations employees were also presented with an award of excellence recognizing them for having worked safely from December 29, 2009, to March 31, 2011, recording 1,738,800 hours without a lost time accident.

Two additional CONSOL Energy operations—Little Eagle Coal Co. in Bickmore, W.Va.; and Central Repair Shop in Monongah, W.Va.—earned Joseph A. Holmes Safety Awards, formerly called the Pacesetter awards, recognizing their safety records.

Certificates of honor were awarded to Jeremy D. Rowan and Casey A. Short, from Robinson Run No. 95 mine, in Wetzel County, W.Va., for heroism recognizing the extreme care and preventative actions they took when discovering a fire on a piece of underground diesel equipment. The award recognized their professional dedication to the health and safety of fellow miners.