September 20, 2007 in Business

K2 Mine wins national award for safety

From Staff Reports The Spokesman-Review

CURLEW, Wash. – The K2 Mine has received a federal “Sentinels of Safety Award” recognizing the 29,254 hours worked at the underground gold operation last year without a reportable accident.

The mine, located east of Curlew, employs about 40 workers. It is owned by Kinross Gold Corp. Lauren Roberts, vice president and general manager of Kinross’ Kettle River operations, is in Washington, D.C. this week to accept the award from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Nineteen safety awards were given out to mining operations. The K2 Mine was the winner in the small, underground metals category.

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