PA coal companies recognized for employee safety and mine reclamation efforts

(Harrisburg, PA)

The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) today announced the winners of its annual mine safety and reclamation awards. Recognition is given for superior employee safety records and the completion of outstanding reclamation at coal mine sites throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The PCA Reclamation Awards highlight companies that exceed federal and state regulations to reclaim former mining operations into land with environmentally sound conditions and productive uses.

The Keystone Mine Safety Awards are presented to member companies to recognize outstanding safety records. The data is retrieved from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Reclamation Awards

Best Overall
Iron Senergy, Emerald Deep Mine (Greene County)

Category: Large Project (75 acres +)
RoxCoal, Inc, Kimberly Run Mine (Somerset County)

Category: Medium Project (25 – 75 acres)
PBS Coals, Lohr Mine (Somerset County)

Keystone Mine Safety Awards

(Awarded based on man-hours per year and the non-fatal day lost (NFDL) rates in the prior calendar year.)

Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, Harvey Mine (Greene County)
630,857 man-hours, NFDL 0.63

Large Surface Mine
Heritage Coal & Natural Resources, Mast Mine (Somerset County)
157,455 man-hours, NFDL 0.00

Large Continuous Mine
Wilson Creek Energy LLC, Acosta Deep Mine (Somerset County)
193,401 man-hours, NFDL 1.03

Small Continuous Mine
Rosebud Mining Company, Heilwood Mine (Indiana County)
56,417 man-hours, NFDL 0.00

Small Surface Mine
Fisher Mining Company, Fisher Mining Operation (Lycoming County)
51,238 man-hours, NFDL 0.00


Keystone Manufacturing & Field Service Awards

(Awarded based on safety data from MSHA or OSHA for each active quarter during the preceding calendar year.)

Large Manufacturer
132,894 man-hours, NFDL 0.00

Large Field Service Provider
254,088 man-hours, NFDL 2.36

Small Field Service Provider
Musser Engineering
5,610 man-hours, NFDL 0.00

“Employee safety and environmental stewardship continue to be key priorities for all of our member companies,” said PCA Executive Director Rachel Gleason. “We congratulate the efforts our award winners and their continued dedication.”

The winners of the Reclamation Awards were chosen in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations using an evaluation process based on pre-mining condition, reclamation quality, the degree of difficulty and correction of environmental and safety hazards.