Coal-Mac achieves safety milestone

ARCH Coal’s Coal-Mac unit has achieved one million hours without a single lost time work injury – translating to nearly three years of safe and continuous operation.

Angie Tomlinson

"It takes commitment, teamwork and the vigilance of every employee to set such a notable record. The men and women of Coal-Mac are to be congratulated for this rare accomplishment, and now they've set their sights on two million," Arch chief operating officer John Eaves said.

Coal-Mac's mining complex is located in southern West Virginia near Ragland. The mine employs 200 people and produced 2.1 million tons of coal in 2003.

Coal-Mac recently earned the Silver Good Neighbor Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior for exemplary interaction, communication and involvement with the surrounding landowners and community.

Last year, Coal-Mac earned the Mountaineer Guardian Award from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety & Training for significant accomplishments in mine safety in 2003.