Allegheny Mineral 4-Peats Safety Award
KITTANNING, PA., July 6 – Allegheny Mineral is pleased to announce that it’s Graff/Worthington quarry has earned top honors for surface mine safety within Group VI Surface Metal/Non-Metal Mines for 2014. The award identifies the Graff/Worthington Quarry as the safest medium operator surface mine among industry peers in the region. This is the fourth year in a row that an Allegheny Mineral quarry has been awarded this honor. In 2011 and 2012 Allegheny Mineral’s Harrisville Quarry was awarded top honors, which was followed by the Slippery Rock Quarry in 2013. Allegheny Mineral has won 4 of the last 5 years in the medium, operator category.
Joseph A. Sbaffoni, Director PA DEP, Bureau of Deep Mine Safety, presented Doug Smith, superintendent, with a plaque during an awards dinner held in Somerset. Allegheny Mineral’s Worthington quarry was acknowledged for achieving a perfect safety record during the calendar year 2014. The quarry employees completed 64,149 hours without a lost time accident and maintained an incident rate of zero.
“I want to commend the employees of AMC’s Worthington Quarry for their steadfast focus on best in class safety,” said Dennis Snyder, Allegheny Mineral President. “The Worthington Quarry is a great example of Allegheny Mineral’s belief that safety and productivity go hand in hand.”
The annual award program recognizes achievement of outstanding safety records among America’s mineral extractive industries. This program is sponsored by the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association whose objectives are to prevent fatalities and injuries and to improve health and safety among officials and employees in all phases of mining. Companies across the country are able to compete for this award.