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Fort Knox Gold Mine Reaches Safety Milestone

(Fairbanks, Alaska)– Employees at the Fort Knox Gold Mine have worked more than 3 million man-hours without a lost-time incident, top managers at the Fairbanks area mine announced today. Mine officials hailed the milestone as a major achievement, and said it reflected the dedication and commitment to safety among workers at Kinross’ Fort Knox mine, the largest gold mine in Alaska.

The Fort Knox Mine also marked three years running without a lost time incident on December 28, 2009, another major safety achievement, according to mine officials.

“Reaching this record clearly demonstrates the Kinross Fort Knox team’s passion for safety,” said Lauren Roberts, vice-president and general manager at the mine. "We all recognize that safety is the bedrock foundation of a well-run, efficient and productive work environment. I am proud to be part of such a conscientious team, Roberts said.

Roberts credited employees’ commitment to the highest safety standards and hard work for the mine's strong safety record. 

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