KIRKLAND LAKE, Ontario – KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD has won not one but two safety awards for 2007 – both the Angus D. Campbell award and the Robert E. Dye trophy.
The Angus D. Campbell award, first presented in 1950, is given annually to the company operating in northeast Ontario with the lowest frequency of accidents. Kirkland Lake Gold shares the award with and the Luzenac Division of RIO TINTO.
“Both mines had zero lost time injuries including contractors,” said Ken Cook, executive member of the Porcupine Northeastern Ontario Mines Safety Group. “The lowest a mining operation can get is zero, and both of these operations were at zero for 2007.”
In addition, Kirkland Lake Gold was awarded the Robert E. Dye trophy. This is the first year this trophy has been presented, and is awarded to the company with the lowest medical aid injury frequency.
A photo of the awards is available at http://www.NorthernNews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=955172&auth=Ron%20Grech.