Canadian Mining Journal


SAFETY: Boart Longyear reaches 4.2M man-hours without LTI

SALT LAKE CITY – Boart Longyear is pleased to announce its drilling services division in Canada has reached more than 4.2 million man-hours over the last three years (April 2015 to April 2018), with no lost time incidents (LTI). The company currently employs approximately 640 field employees that work safely every day on drilling projects like surface and underground exploration, production work, sonic, large diameter rotary, reverse circulation and mud rotary drilling.

The company has received both client and industry recognition this year for its great safety record in Canada. The crews at McArthur River reached 14 years LTI-free this year and the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) recognized Boart Longyear with a Safety Achievement Award at the SMA annual general meeting banquet and awards held on March 2, 2018, in Saskatoon. The SMA also recognized Boart Longyear as the mining contractor with the best safety stats in 2017.

“This is a significant accomplishment for Boart Longyear, and it’s another example of the good outcomes that can result from the efforts of operational and safety teams living and breathing our safety culture,” said COO Denis Despres.  “We are very proud of our Canadian team’s dedication to safety and congratulate them on this prestigious accomplishment.”

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