Awards

Award-Winning Safety Practices

Year Unit Award Description
2017 Sentinel Sentinel complex earned the 2016 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones of Safety Award among West Virginia's underground mines.
2017 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's Holden 22 mine earned the Bart B. Lays, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award, West Virginia's top 2016 safety award among surface mines.
2017 Beckley Beckley's Pocahontas mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2016 safety record.
2017 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2016 safety record.
2017 Leer Leer mine's preparation plant earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2016 safety record.
2016 Lone Mountain Lone Mountain earned an MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety for working 246,181 hours without a lost workday incident in 2015 at the Darby Fork underground mine.
2016 Leer Leer mine was recognized with the NIOSH Innovative Safety award for its development and implementation of a stockpile safety system.
2016 Vindex Vindex Energy's Wolf Den mine was honored with a national Sentinels of Safety award for achieving the best 2015 safety record among small-scale U.S. surface coal mines.
2016 Coal Creek Coal Creek mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2015 incident rate compared to other small surface mines in an eight-state region.
2016 West Elk West Elk mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2015 incident rate compared to other large underground mines in an eight-state region.
2016 Black Thunder Thunder Basin's Black Thunder was recognized by the State Mine Inspector's Office for achieving the top safety performance among large surface mines in Wyoming.
2016 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's Holden 22 mine earned the Bart B. Lays, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award, West Virginia's top 2015 safety award among surface mines.
2016 Beckley Beckley's Pocahontas mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2015 safety record.
2016 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2015 safety record.
2016 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's Ragland loadout earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2015 safety record.
2016 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Cardinal preparation plant earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2015 safety record.
2016 Leer Tygart's Leer mine earned the 2015 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones of Safety Award among West Virginia's underground mines.
2015 Viper Viper mine earned the Illinois Holmes Safety Award for the lowest reportable incident rate in 2014 among Division 1 underground mines.
2015 West Elk Mountain Coal’s West Elk mine earned the Excellence in Safety Award as Colorado's safest, large underground coal mine in 2014.
2015 Beckley Beckley's Pocahontas mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2014 safety record.
2015 Beckley Beckley's Pocahontas preparation plant earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2014 safety record.
2015 Leer Tygart's Leer preparation plant earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2014 safety record.
2015 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2014 safety record.
2014 West Elk Mountain Coal's West Elk mine was honored with a national Sentinels of Safety award for achieving the best 2013 safety record among large U.S. coal facilities.
2014 Leer Tygart's Leer mine earned the Holmes Safety Award for achieving the best safety 2013 rate among underground mines in West Virginia.
2014 Viper Viper mine earned the Illinois Holmes Safety Award for the lowest reportable incident rate in 2013 among Division 1 underground mines.
2014 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's Holden 22 mine earned the Bart B. Lays, Jr. Milestones of Safety Award, West Virginia's top 2013 safety award among surface mines.
2014 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine earned the 2013 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones of Safety Award among West Virginia's underground mines.
2014 Sentinel Wolf Run's Sentinel mine earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2013 safety record.
2014 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Cardinal preparation plant earned a W.Va. Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2013 safety record.
2013 Vindex Vindex Energy's Jackson Mountain mine earned Maryland's 2013 Health and Safety award as the state's safest coal mine.
2013 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac earned three MSHA Certificates of Achievement in Safety for working without a lost workday incident in 2012 at Holden No. 22 surface mine and preparation plant and the Ragland loadout.
2013 Hazard Hazard's Kentucky River Loading was honored with a national Sentinels of Safety award for achieving the best 2012 safety record among large U.S. coal facilities.
2013 Sufco Sufco mine was honored with a national Sentinels of Safety award for achieving the nation's best 2012 safety rate among large underground coal mines.
2013 Hazard Hazard's Thunder Ridge mine was named the safest surface operation in the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing's Barbourville District.
2013 Vindex Vindex earned four MSHA Certificates of Achievement in Safety for a zero lost-time safety rate in 2012 at the Cabin Run surface mine, Frostburg blend yard, Douglas Island surface mine and Vindex refuse facility.
2013 ADDCAR ADDCAR System 40 HWM received a Sentinels of Safety certificate of achievement from the National Mining Association for exemplary 2012 safety performance among small surface mining operations.
2013 Cumberland River Cumberland River's mine rescue team was named Grand Champion at the 2013 Harlan County Safety Days competition.
2013 Sufco Sufco was named Utah’s 2012 Safest Underground Operator by the Utah State Labor Commission and Office of Coal Mine Safety.
2013 Dugout Canyon Dugout Canyon’s Castle Valley preparation plant was named Utah’s 2012 Safest Coal Processing Facility of the Year by the Utah State Labor Commission and Office of Coal Mine Safety.
2013 Sufco Sufco mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2012 incident rate compared to other large underground mines in an eight-state region.
2013 Coal Creek Coal Creek mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2012 incident rate compared to other small surface mines in an eight-state region.
2013 Dugout Canyon Dugout Canyon mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2012 incident rate compared to other small underground mines in an eight-state region.
2013 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2012 safety record.
2013 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Cardinal preparation plant earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2012 safety record.
2013 Dugout Canyon Canyon Fuel's Dugout Canyon earned the Utah Manufacturers Association Workplace Safety Award of Excellence.
2013 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's Holden 22 mine earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for its exemplary 2012 safety record.
2013 Coal-Mac Coal-Mac's preparation plant earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2012 safety record.
2013 Sentinel Wolf Run's Sentinel preparation plant earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for an exemplary 2012 safety record.
2013 West Elk Mountain Coal’s West Elk mine earned the Excellence in Safety Award as Colorado's safest, large underground coal mine in 2012.
2012 Arch of Wyoming The Wyoming State Mine Inspector presented Certificates of Achievement for 2011 perfect safety records to Elk Mountain mine for working 19,372 employee hours without a lost workday injury and to Seminoe II mine for working 21,007 without a lost workday injury.
2012 Patriot Mining Patriot Mining earned two MSHA Certificates of Achievement in Safety for working 80,201 employee-hours at its surface mine and 9,426 employee-hours at its Rail & River Terminal without a lost workday injury.
2012 Leer Mine Tygart Valley’s Leer mine earned an MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety for working 12,679 employee-hours without a lost workday injury.
2012 Sentinel Wolf Run’s Sentinel preparation plant earned an MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety for working 76,415 employee-hours without a lost workday injury.
2012 Dugout Canyon Dugout Canyon mine earned the national Sentinels of Safety award as the safest among large underground mines in the U.S. for operating without a lost-time incident in 2011.
2012 Lone Mountain Lone Mountain Processing Inc. received the Kentucky Underground Safety Award for its excellent 2011 safety rate.
2012 Coal Creek Coal Creek mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2011 total incident rate compared to other small surface mines in an eight-state region.
2012 Dugout Canyon Dugout Canyon mine was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute as the top Safety Award recipient based on its 2011 total incident rate compared to other large underground mines in an eight-state region.
2012 Hazard Thunder Ridge mine earned the Safest Mine Award for the Barbourville District from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.
2012 Hazard East Mac and Nellie mine earned the Safest Mine Award for the Hazard District from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing.
2012 Dugout Canyon Dugout Canyon was named Utah’s 2011 Safe Operator of the Year by the Utah State Labor Commission and Office of Coal Mine Safety.
2012 Dugout Canyon Dugout Canyon’s Castle Valley preparation plant was named Utah’s 2011 Safe Coal Processing Facility of the Year by the Utah State Labor Commission and Office of Coal Mine Safety.
2012 Wolf Run Wolf Run's Sentinel mine received a West Virginia Holmes Safety Award for achieving the best safety rate among the state’s largest underground mines in 2011.
2012 West Elk Mountain Coal’s West Elk mine earned the Excellence in Safety Award as Colorado's safest, large underground coal mine in 2011.
2012 Mountain Laurel Mingo Logan’s Mountain Laurel Cardinal preparation plant earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for exemplary safety records achieved during calendar year 2011.
2012 Birch River Eastern’s Birch River mine earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for exemplary safety records achieved during calendar year 2011.
2012 Eastern Eastern’s preparation plant earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for exemplary safety records achieved during calendar year 2011.
2012 Imperial Mine Wolf Run’s Imperial mine earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for exemplary safety records achieved during calendar year 2011.
2012 Sentinel Wolf Run’s Sentinel mine earned a West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Award for exemplary safety records achieved during calendar year 2011.