Each year, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation recognizes mining companies with the best health and safety records in the Province of British Columbia. On May 4th, 2021, the 59th annual Mine Safety Awards were held virtually, and Conuma Resources’ own Brule Mine was announced the winner of the 2020 Edward Prior Award. Brule Mine is no stranger to the Award, having won it previously in 2017. Conuma Resources has dominated the Award in the last few years, with its Wolverine Mine winning in 2018 and 2019.
The Edward Prior Award is presented to the mine with the lowest injury-frequency rate for mines between 200,000 and one million worker hours. For 2020, Brule logged 754,000 worker-hours and recorded only one Lost-Time Injury for a Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate of 0.27.
Greg Stiltner, General Manager of Brule, stated, “This was a verifiable team effort, from the general managers all the way up to the folks pulling the levers. The opportunity to work with this group of safety-conscious and professional coal miners is truly inspiring.”
“In any given year, winning an award of this magnitude is a considerable achievement,” said Brian Marshall, Vice President of Operations for Conuma. “It is especially poignant in a year that was so dominated by the enormous challenges that came with the global COVID-19 pandemic.”
Congratulations to the entire workforce at Brule Mine!