March 6, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced that one of its affiliates reached a safety milestone. The Belle Ayr mine achieved two years without a lost-time accident. This includes 1.3 million man-hours of safe work. Belle Ayr is a surface mine located in
. It produced 24.6 million tons of coal in 2011.
"This is a significant milestone that does not happen without the efforts of each and every one of the 400 employees," said
, Alpha Coal West Business Unit President. "The achievement demonstrates the commitment and dedication to
and toward a culture where safety is incorporated in all things we do."
In addition to the no lost-time accident achievement, the mine also placed second in the State of Wyoming Mine Inspector Safety Award. This award recognizes operations for their safety performance over a 12-month period.
About Alpha Natural Resources
Alpha Natural Resources is one of America's premier coal suppliers with coal production capacity of greater than 120 million tons a year. Alpha is the nation's leading supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries. More information about Alpha can be found on the company's Web site at
SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources