Kensington mine hits safety milestone of 1,000 days

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JUNEAU - Kensington employees in January surpassed a safety milestone of 1,000 days with no lost-time accidents, mine owner Couer Alaska recently announced.

"We are very proud of the commitment our employees have made to move Coeur Alaska toward its goal to be an industry leader in safety, health and loss prevention," Safety Superintendent Joe Kemp said in a statement.

The number of days without accidents equates to more than 429,150 safe work hours.

Vice President and General Manager Tom Henderson congratulated employees for achieving the milestone.

The mine, located 45 miles northwest of Juneau, is under construction and scheduled to begin gold production later this year.

Coeur Alaska is a subsidiary of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp., based in Idaho.

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