Usibelli Coal Mine Achieves One Calendar Year Safety Milestone
No lost time injuries in 2015
Joe Usibelli Jr., President of Usibelli Coal Mine, is very pleased to announce the achievement of a significant milestone by completing Calendar Year 2015 with no lost time injuries. “The employees of UCM have dedicated themselves to safety awareness and communication. Every employee practices it every day, resulting in achieving a year and a half without any lost time accidents. It’s a true team effort and a milestone we’re all proud of.”
Alan Renshaw, General Manager and VP Operations, said, “The current count is 550 consecutive days without a lost time injury. To reach this goal requires an enormous amount of time and energy to implement. We have established a safety culture in the workplace and encourage the same awareness on the home front.”
Matt Nelson, UCM Safety Director, works diligently every day to maintain safety awareness at the coal mine in Healy, Alaska. He is especially proud of the workforce accomplishing one calendar year but instills a sense of responsibility to continue with a goal to exceed the UCM longest run; more than 797 days which was accomplished during 2006.
Usibelli Coal Mine is a fourth generation, family-owned, all-Alaskan business, employing approximately 115 Alaskans, and currently the only operational coal mine in Alaska. UCM will produce 1.3 million tons of ultra-low sulfur, subbituminous coal during calendar year 2016.