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Safety

Health & Safety, Prioritized

At Alliance, safety is our top priority and our goal is to be recognized as the industry leader in mine safety and health.  Since ARLP's formation in 1999, Alliance has recorded an NFDL rate, a commonly used safety metric, at least 20% below the national average.  Additionally, because we make up such a significant portion of the hours worked for underground coal mines, the national rate would be significantly higher without the efforts of ARLP.NFDL Comparison


 

Health & Safety, Realized
 

Each year, our operations compete against past performance and one another for the right to be recognized as the Alliance Coal Health & Safety Champion.

In 2014, Excel Mining, LLC earned the award for the first time.

2013 H&Sbanners

Three of our surface operations have worked in excess of 2,000 days without a Lost-Work Incident (LWI).  As of July 31, 2015 Webster County Coal, Hopkins County Coal and River View Coal had each exceeded this benchmark.  An additional three mines - Tunnel Ridge, White Oak and Sebree - also maintain streaks of over 1,000 days without an LWI.

 


Health & Safety, Recognized

Alliance mines have been recognized for excellence in health and safety by various regulatory and industry groups.  Some of the more recent awards are:

  • White County Coal, LLC  - 2015 Illinois State Mine Rescue Champions
  • River View Coal, LLC - First Place in First Aid Competition, 2015 Kentucky Mining Institute Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Preshift Contest
  • Warrior Coal, LLC - First Place Overall, 2014 West Kentucky Mining Institute Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Preshift Contest
  • Gibson County Coal, LLC - Second Place Overall, 2014 West Kentucky Mining Institute Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Preshift Contest
  • River View Coal, LLC - First Place in First Aid Competition, 2014 West Kentucky Mining Institute Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Preshift Contest
  • Webster County Coal, LLC - Second Place in First Aid Competition, 2014 West Kentucky Mining Institute Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Preshift Contest
  • Mettiki Coal, LLC - 2013 Mountaineer Guardian Award
  • Sebree Mining, LLC - 2011 & 2012 Underground Safety Award - Kentucky Department of Natural Resources
  • Gibson County Coal, LLC - Second Place Overall, 2013 Kentucky Mining Institute Mine Rescue, Bench, First Aid and Preshift Competition
  • River View Coal, LLC - First Place, West Kentucky Mining Institute Safety Days Combination Mine Rescue/First Aid Competition
  • Hopkins County Coal, LLC (Elk Creek Mine) - Second Place, West Kentucky Mining Institute Safety Days Combination Mine Rescue/First Aid Competition
  • Gibson County Coal, LLC - Holmes Safety Association - Indiana Council 2010 4th Quarter Safety Award
  • Tunnel Ridge, LLC - 2010 Mountaineer Guardian Safety Award
  • Mettiki Coal, WV, Mountain View Mine - 2010 Mountaineer Guardian Safety Award
  • Warrior Coal, LLC - 2009 National Mine Rescue Champions