The afternoon team completed six strips of the 290 metre long 18’s unit to produce 2,592 tonnes from a 1.5 metre high coal section in week, UK Coal’s NewScene reported.
The team included Graham Parker, Tony Battersby, John Kerry, Andy Turner, Richard Williams, Robert Hepworth, Andrew Ley, George Cole, Derek Speirs and Mick Parkin.
“This is an outstanding achievement for a pit that was showing a multi-million pound loss four months ago,” Maltby manager Bob Hallam told NewScene.
In 2003 flexible working arrangements were introduced at Maltby and the mine managed to produce 1.4 million tonnes. A new British and European record for driving underground roadways was also established and planned face machine available time (MAT) increased by 34%.
Since the end of April Maltby has averaged 34,580 tonnes per week.