Arch Coal, Inc. has announced that employees in Colorado recently earned statewide safety and environmental awards. On Feb. 26 and 27, Mountain Coal Company's West Elk Mine in Colorado earned two state awards for safety and environmental excellence.
"Safety and responsibility are deep-rooted values at Arch, and these external recognitions highlight our employees' dedication and leadership," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief executive officer. "Thanks to the hard work of our employees, Arch has led our major, diversified peers in safety for seven consecutive years."
The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety presented the 2012 Excellence in Safety Award on Feb. 27 to West Elk Mine, the state's leader in safety among large underground coal mines. This marks the fourth consecutive year that West Elk has been recognized as Colorado's safest underground coal mine.