The Nevada Mining Association will recognize mining operators and their employees for top safety performance during 2011.
The awards will be made on Sept. 8 during the association's annual convention at Lake Tahoe.
Awards will include:
Large (300-plus employees): 1. Newmont Mining Corporation Phoenix Mine. 2. Newmont Mining Twin Creeks & Sage Mill 3. Barrick Gold of North America - Goldstrike Mine, open pit.
Medium (100-299 employees): 1 (tie). Barrick Gold of North America - Goldstrike Mine, roaster. 1 (tie). Barrick Gold of North America - Goldstrike Mine, autoclave/Mill. 2. Coeur D'Alene - Rochester Mine.
Small (20- 99 employees): 1. Newmont MiningLone Tree Mine. 2. Great Basin Gold - Esmeralda Mill.
Large (300+ employees): 1. Barrick Gold of North America Turquoise Ridge Mine 2. Newmont Mining Leeville Mine. 3. Barrick Gold of North America - Goldstrike Mine, Meikle/Rodeo.
Medium (100-299 employees): 1. Newmont Mining Midas Mine. 2. Barrick Gold of North America Cortez Underground. 3. Great Basin Gold - Hollister Mine.
Small (20-99 employees): 1. Newmont Mining Exodus Mine.
1 (tie). Baker Hughes - Argenta Mine and Mill 1.(tie). Graymont Western - Pilot Peak Plant 2. EP Minerals - Colado Mine and Plant.
1.: J.S. Redpath - Nevada Operations. 2. Ames Construction - Nevada Operations.
Individual safety awards
General manager: Randy Burggraff, Round Mountain Gold Corporation
Safety manager: Lance Steilman, Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.
Safety professional: Tammy Harding, Goldcorp Inc.; Jason Haynes, Newmont; and Ashley Ott, Barrick Goldstrike.
Mine manager/superintendent: Tige Brown, Newmont; Walt Holland, Newmont; and Ian McMullen, Newmont.
General supervisor or middle management: Graden Colby, Newmont; Don Schumacher, Barrick Cortez and Dale Thompson, Barrick Goldstrike.
Trainer: Wendy Anderson, Coeur Rochester; Ray Finley, Newmont and Jeromy McKinnon, Great Basin Gold.
Supervisor: Jason Edgar, Newmont; Eric Endy, Barrick Bald Mountain; Ken Hutchings, Great Basin Gold; Steve Kontny, Newmont; Rodney Sample, Goldcorp Inc. and Steve Veesart, Barrick Cortez.
Non-supervisory trainer: Dale Hornickel, Barrick Bald Mountain; Stephen McGowen, Round Mountain Gold Corporation and Jeff Myers, Barrick Cortez.
Non-supervisory emergency response: James Davis, Newmont; James Jensen, Newmont; Lonna Lupercio, Barrick Goldstrike; Randy Miller, Newmont; Jeremy Rice, Barrick Bald Mountain and Dan Vance, Barrick Cortez.
Non-supervisory: Mike Abrams, Newmont; Ernesto Manzo, Newmont; Michael Peacher, Newmont; Doug Ruehl, Newmont; Todd Samuelson, Newmont; Duane Skelton, Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc. and Scott Torrence, Barrick Goldstrike.
Darrel Gerstner, outstanding career in safety.
Sandvik Mining and Construction, five years underground with no lost time.
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