Safety

Armstrong has been fully committed to the health & safety of its miners since the company began mining operations in 2008. The goal of Armstrong is for every miner to go home each day accident free. The men and women that work at Armstrong's underground operations, surface operations and coal handling facilities are some of the most talented and well trained miners in the industry. Armstrong's commitment to safety is recognized by its exemplary safety record year in and year out.

Armstrong is very proud of the commitment of its safety supervisors that oversee their respective operations. They are a group of individuals with combined experience in the mining industry of approximately 230 years. Armstrong safety supervisors hold numerous mining certifications such as State Underground Mine Foreman Papers, State Underground Instructor Certification, State Surface Mine Foreman Papers, State Surface Instructor Certification, State Mine Emergency Technician (MET) Instructor Certification, CPR Instructor, MSHA and State Certified Electrical Instructor, MSHA Certified Underground Instructor, MSHA Certified Surface Instructor and MSHA Certified to sample respirable dust and noise.

The mining industry over the past few years has seen an influx of new inexperienced miners, especially in underground mining operations. Because of this, Armstrong has committed one training specialist at each of its two underground mines to train inexperienced miners on safe work procedures, proper equipment operation and overall day to day mining practices.

Armstrong is proud of its safety record. The following are awards Armstrong has received in recognition of its safety record.

Mine/Facility

Year

Award

East Fork Mine 2014 Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association in recognition of 462 man hours worked with an NFDL rate of 0.00
Parkway Mine 2013 Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association in recognition of 398,460 man hours worked with an NFDL rate of 2.51
Midway Coal Handling Facilities 2013 Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association in recognition of 85,310 man hours worked with an NFDL rate of 0.00
Parkway Mine Surface Facilities 2013 Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association in recognition of 43,068 man hours worked with an NFDL rate of 0.00
Equality Mine 2013 Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association in recognition of 381,156 man hours worked with an NFDL rate of 0.52
Lewis Creek Surface Mine 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 89,204 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
East Fork Mine 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 17,701 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Armstrong Prep. & Dock Facility 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 142,253 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Mine 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 391,120 man hours worked with an incident rate of 1.53
Parkway Mine Surface Facilities 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 44,558 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Midway Mine 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 183,592 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Midway Coal Handling Facilities 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 78,636 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Lewis Creek Underground Mine 2012 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 25,256 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Midway Mine 2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in recognition of 200,319 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury
Lewis Creek Surface Mine 2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in recognition of 37,518 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury
East Fork Mine 2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in recognition of 138,016 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury
Parkway Prep. Plant 2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in recognition of 47,066 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury
Midway Prep. Plant 2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in recognition of 73,614 employee hours worked without a lost workday injury
Midway Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 201,058 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Midway Prep. Plant 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 73,614 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Lewis Creek Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 37,518 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Kronos Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 122,555 man hours worked with an incident rate of 3.26
Equality Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 328,964 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
East Fork Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 138,016 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Big Run Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 244,342 man hours worked with an incident rate of 1.64
Armstrong Dock & Prep. Plant 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 102,962 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Mine 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 342,921 man hours worked with an incident rate of 2.33
Parkway Mine Surface Facilities 2011 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 47,066 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Mine 2010 Kentucky Office of Mine Safety & Licensing for being the safest underground coal mine in Western Kentucky
Parkway Mine Surface Facilities 2010 Sentinels of Safety award for 43,130 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
East Fork Mine 2010 Sentinels of Safety award for 202,898 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Equality Boot Mine 2010 Sentinels of Safety award for 86,661 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Armstrong Dock & Prep. Plant 2010 Sentinels of Safety award for 52,568 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Midway Coal Handling Facility 2010 Sentinels of Safety award for 66,688 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Parkway Mine 2010 Sentinels of Safety award for 332,851 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Kronos Mine 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 607 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Mine 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 334,923 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Equality Boot Mine 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 86,661 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
East Fork Mine 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 202,898 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Prep. Plant 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 43,130 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Midway Prep. Plant 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 66,688 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Armstrong Dock & Prep. Plant 2010 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 52,568 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Mine 2009 Kentucky Office of Mine Safety & Licensing for being the safest underground coal mine in Western Kentucky
Parkway Mine 2009 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 175,051 man hours worked with an incident rate of 2.29
Midway Mine 2009 Sentinels of Safety award for 255,731 employee hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Midway Mine 2009 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 255,731 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Parkway Prep. Plant 2009 Sentinels of Safety award for 24,855 man hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Parkway Prep. Plant 2009 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 24,855 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Armstrong Dock & Prep. Plant 2009 Sentinels of Safety award for 24,255 employees hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Armstrong Dock & Prep. Plant 2009 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 24,255 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Midway Mine 2008 Sentinels of Safety award for 112,174 employee hours worked without a Lost Workday Injury
Midway Mine 2008 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 112,174 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0
Armstrong Dock & Prep. Plant 2008 Green River Safety Council in recognition of 461 man hours worked with an incident rate of 0.0