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AWARD: Kirkland Lake Gold wins second safety excellence award in three years

TORONTO - Kirkland Lake Gold has received the 2010 Award of Excellence in Safety for having the lowest year-end total medical injury frequency in its category, underground mines with 250 employees or more. The award was made by Health and...



TORONTO – Kirkland Lake Gold has received the 2010 Award of Excellence in Safety for having the lowest year-end total medical injury frequency in its category, underground mines with 250 employees or more. The award was made by Health and Safety Ontario’s Workplace Safety North (WSN) group.

Brian Hinchcliffe, president and CEO, commented, “This is the second time in three years that Kirkland Lake Gold has won WSN’s Excellence in Safety award. In 2008, the company won in the category of underground mines in Ontario with less than 250 employees, which was the first time the Macassa mine achieved this award. Now the company has won the award for mines with more than 250 employees. These two awards are the first time an underground mine in Ontario has won in both categories.”

For more information about Kirkland Lake Gold, visit www.KLGold.com.