Three Contura Operations Recognized for Safety and Health

Contura Energy reported that three affiliate operations have received the Mine Safety and Health Training Award from the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC). The awards were presented on April 4, 2017 in Williamsburg, Va. at the IMCC annual awards banquet. Dickenson-Russell Contura, LLC’s McClure River Plant and Paramont Contura, LLC’s Toms Creek Complex, were honored in the surface coal division, while Paramont Contura, LLC’s Deep Mine No. 41 received the award in the underground coal division.

Each year, the IMCC recognizes excellence in mine safety and health training programs and materials, with nominees considered on a variety of criteria related to promoting a safer work environment and addressing potential safety issues. Training materials are also evaluated on their uniqueness, ability to be easily understood by the workforce, and likelihood of increasing awareness of safety concepts and issues.

“Training and preparedness are critical parts of safe and successful operations,” said Allen Dupree, Contura’s senior vice president for safety and health. “Our safety and operations professionals are always seeking opportunities to sharpen their skills and increase the safety of their work locations. Congratulations go out to everyone at Toms Creek Complex, McClure River Plant, and Deep Mine No. 41 on this well-deserved recognition.”

Toms Creek Complex and McClure River Plant received the coal surface award for their recent hazard training brochures, which include aerial views of plant buildings and location references to first aid supplies, and water access, as well as fuel and chemical storage.

Deep Mine 41 received the coal underground award for its annual retraining materials, which includes an interactive PowerPoint presentation with visual and audio representations of important safety warnings and alarms used at the mine.