Nevada Mining Association to recognize safety winners

The Nevada Mining Association said last week it will recognize 19 mine operations and 38 individuals with its 2013 Safety Awards.

The awards, which will presented during the association’s annual conference in September, are based on safety performance during 2012.

Honorees will include:

Mine operators safety awards

Surface operations:

Large (300-plus employees): 1. Newmont Mining Corp., Twin Creeks & Sage Mill. 2. Newmont, South Area. 3. Barrick Gold of North America, Goldstrike.

Medium (100-299 employees): 1. Coeur D’Alene, Rochester Mine. 2. Barrick, Goldstrike Mine autoclave and mill. 3. Newmont, Genesis.

Small (20-99 employees): 1. Newmont, Lone Tree.

Underground operations:

Large (300-plus employees): 1. Barrick, Turquoise Ridge. 2. Newmont, Leeville. 3. Barrick, Goldstrike Meikle/Rodeo.

Medium (100-299 employees): 1 Barrick, Cortez. 2. Newmont, Midas.

Small (20-99 employees): 1. Scorpio Gold, Mineral Ridge.

Non-metal mining category

1. EP Minerals, Colado. 2. Granite Construction, Nevada Operations. 2. EP, Clark Mill & Mine.

Contractors category

1. Ames Construction, Nevada Operations 2. Brahma Group Inc. Nevada Operations 3. Bodell Construction, Nevada Operations.

Individual safety awards

General manager: Nigel Bain of Barrick.

Safety manager: Colt Nelson of Barrick Gold North America.

Safety professional: Doug Longchamps of Goldcorp Inc., Terry Sandy of Barrick Turquoise Ridge, Kenny Groves of Barrick Cortez and Jennica Fitzgerald of Newmont.

Mine manager/superintendent: Joseph Lounsbery of Newmont, Chuck Pollard of Barrick Goldstrike, Chris Swanson of Round Mountain Gold Corp., Jon Laird of Barrick Turquoise Ridge and Byron Hammond of Newmont.

General supervisor/middle management: Mark Wonenberg, Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc. Al Smith of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. and Pat Donovan of Newmont.

Trainer: Tom King of Barrick Turquoise Ridge, Jesse Hill of Newmont and Matt Rucker of Barrick Cortez

Supervisor: Perseo Anaya of Goldcorp, Tom Thornton of Goldcorp, Cody Horton of Newmont, Greg Jones of Newmont and Mark Jenkins of Newmont.

Non-supervisory trainer: Scott Cross of Goldcorp, Dave Rascon of Round Mountain and David Ricker of Newmont.

Non-supervisory emergency response: Greg Teixeira of Round Mountain, Ron Snellings of Newmont, Jack Simonsen of Barrick Goldstrike and Glen Mangold, Barrick Cortez.

Non-supervisory: Randy Fentress of Newmont, Scott Munger of Round Mountain, Francisco Diaz of Goldcorp, Joy Lassiter of Barrick Goldstrike, Heather Hickman of Florida Canyon, Nathan Daily of Barrick Bald Mountain and Ramon Marin of Barrick Cortez.

Special awards: Tom Bassier and Chet Bate, Outstanding Careers in Safety.


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