River View Coal, LLC receives award for excellence in safety

River View Coal, LLC has been recognized and honored with an award for exemplary mine safety in the Madisonville District.

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources (DNR) and the Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) jointly presented the awards to local companies for exemplary mine safety or outstanding reclamation practices on coal mining operations located in the Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement’s Madisonville regional area.

River View Coal LLC received an award for exceptional mine safety for its River View underground mine. A release says the Riverview deep mine operation had an annual production in excess of 9,340,000 tons, and employs 643 miners working three shifts. They worked a total of 1,471,568 man hours during the year with 11 reportable accidents.

Armstrong Coal Company Inc. was presented the Excellence in Reclamation for its 1,218-acre surface coal mining operation located near the community of Centertown in Ohio County. State officials say the site is being successfully reclaimed by the company to multiple post mining land uses that include cropland, forestland and pastureland.

In addition, Armstrong Coal Company Inc. received an award for exceptional mine safety for its Equality surface mining operation. It had an annual production of 3,909,816 tons and employs 145 miners working three shifts, according to state officials. They worked a total of 369,209 man hours during the year with two reportable accidents.

The awards event was held Thursday at Madisonville Community and Technical College.

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