Toney Fork surface mine marks 1,000 days without lost-time - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Toney Fork surface mine marks 1,000 days without lost-time accident

Posted: Updated:
  • EnergyEnergyMore>>

  • UPDATE: WV leaders applaud possible energy company expansion

    UPDATE: WV leaders applaud possible energy company expansion

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:05:44 GMT
    House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, said the announcement of four major energy companies partnering to build a proposed natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline is another step toward expanding West Virginia's economy.
    House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, said the announcement of four major energy companies partnering to build a proposed natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline is another step toward expanding West Virginia's economy.
  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:40:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
  • Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline

    Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:20:59 GMT
    Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
    Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Cliffs Natural Resources said Nov. 25 that its Cliffs Logan County Coal Toney Fork surface mine have passed the 1,000-day mark without a lost-time accident.

The Toney Fork mine employs 47 people  who have worked more than 550,000 hours without a lost-time accident. Earlier this year, the mine received the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Award for outstanding safety performance during 2012.

Along with the safety milestone at Toney Fork, Cliffs Logan County Coal's Saunders prep plant and load-out facility are approaching 1,000 days worked without a lost-time accident, and the PinnaclePrep Plant in Wyoming County is nearing 700 days.

In addition to the Toney Fork Surface Mine, Cliffs operates the Lower War Eagle and Powellton mines in Logan County, the Pinnacle Mine in Wyoming County and the Oak Grove mine and Concord Prep Plant in Jefferson County, Alabama. Cliffs North American coal operations  employ more than 1,500 people.