Alaska West Express received the 2018 Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual meeting in April.
Employees at Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) worked 798 consecutive days without a single lost time accident (LTA), setting a new record for safety at the mine.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is a byproduct of internal combustion engines. Many internal combustion engine airplanes are heated by air that has been warmed by circulating air around the exhaust system using a heater shroud. A defect or leak in the exhaust pipes or muffler can introduce carbon monoxide into the cockpit. Continued exposure increases risks to aviators, including impaired judgement, oxygen starvation, loss of control, and eventually incapacitation and death.
Working in Alaska’s North Slope can be challenging enough, but a few companies are taking that challenge a step further, drilling from manmade islands into promising basins miles off the coast.