March 29, 2010
Illinois aggregate producers received safety awards during the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Office of Mines and Minerals/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Thaw State Grants Safety Conference at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Ill.
IDNR started recognizing the safety efforts of the state’s aggregate industry whose operations have achieved the fewest lost-time accidents for the previous calendar year.Division I: Hanson Material Service, Thornton Quarry
This year, the accident-free mine with the most employee-hours in each of six divisions, five surface and one underground, were recognized at the conference.
According to the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP), the following mines were recognized and given a plaque by Joe Angleton, director of the IDNR Office of Mines and Minerals, and Mike Woods, manager of the IDNR Office of Mines and Minerals:
Division II: Vulcan Materials Company, Sycamore Quarry
Division III: Illinois Mining Company, Yard #7
Division IV: William Charles Construction, Irene Quarry
Kickapoo Sand and Gravel, McKnight Pit
Underground Division: Bluff City Minerals LLC, Bluff City Quarry