BRITISH COLUMBIA — The mine rescue team from Quinsam Coal Corp. was the overall underground winner at the recent BC provincial mine rescue and first aid competition. The six-man team also won trophies for best first aid and best bench by an underground team. The team's co-ordinator was awarded the trophy for best underground co-ordinator.
"It is truly gratifying to see the Quinsam mine again recognized as a leader in underground mine rescue," stated David Slater, president and CEO of Hillsborough Resources (Quinsam's parent company). "The Quinsam team's success in the provincial competition, together with the 2008 Mine Safety Award for Small Underground Mines which was previously announced, continues to demonstrate the strong commitment to safety which is shared by each and every employee at Quinsam and Hillsborough. This commitment to excellence in workplace safety is a fundamental reason for the stellar safety record at Quinsam."
The Quinsam mine, located 27 km southwest of Campbell River, produces up to 520,000 tonnes of high-volatile, low-sulphur coal annually. The coal is sold internationally to power utilities and in the Pacific Northwest to the cement industry.
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