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Rawhide Mine Earns National Award

Three Peabody mines were recognized this week for safety and land restoration efforts.

Rawhide mine northeast of Gillette has been awarded the Sentinels of Safety Award from the National Mining Association for the most hours without a lost-time incident in the small coal processing category. A minimum of 4,000 injury-free hours is required to receive the designation.

“Safety and Sustainability are two of our core values, and while we emphasize safety and reclamation because they are the right thing to do, it is always a positive when our people are recognized for their hard work,” said Kemal Williamson, Peabody president of U.S. operations. “These honors are well deserved, and we are proud of all our team members for their contributions.”

Two other Peabody operations, Kayenta Mine in Arizona and the former Vermillion Grove Mine in Illinois earned national awards from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

This is the first time Rawhide has received a Sentinels of Safety award, which was initiated in 1925 by then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover

According to the press release from Peabody, Rawhide employed 110 people in 2018 and produced 9.5 million tons of coal.