Burning Springs Mine Honored for Safety Excellence

Burning Springs Mine in Petroleum, West Virginia, part of the Mideast Division’s Ohio District, has been recognized by the West Virginia State Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association with a certificate of achievement for “outstanding service and contributions to mine safety” (and no incidents) in 2014.

This is the second certificate for Burning Springs, which was similarly honored in 2012.

The team at Burning Springs Mine in West Virginia received a safety award from the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association.The Burning Springs Mine team.

Named in honor of the first director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association was founded in 1916 by 24 leading national mining industry organizations. The association’s missions are to prevent fatalities and injuries and to improve health and safety among officials and employees in all phases of mining.

Representatives of Burning Springs received the mine’s award at the West Virginia State Council’s annual meeting in Daniels, West Virginia, on June 13.





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