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Nevada Mining Association Announces Operator Safety Award Winners

Nevada Mining Association Announces Operator Safety Award Winners | Serving Northern Nevada

The Nevada Mining Association has announced the winners of its 2022 Mine Operator Safety Awards, which celebrate Nevada mine operators demonstrating an unprecedented commitment to workplace safety.

NVMA security awards are based on performance for the previous calendar year. Prizes are awarded to the best mines in designated categories based on their safety rate, which is calculated using a formula that takes into account the number of employees on site, the number of hours worked in 2021, penalties for lost time accidents, number of reportable incidents, and lost days. Many recipients recorded the impressive “triple zero” – no injuries to report, no lost time incidents or restrictive delays. In addition to the operator awards, the NVMA also recognized 37 individuals for their commitment to workplace safety.

The recipients of the individual safety awards were announced in June. Both categories will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Nevada Mining Association convention in September. For more information, visit
2022 NVMA Operator Safety Awards winners include:
Big surface
First: Mill/Autoclave Operations – Nevada Gold Mines
Second: Goldstrike – Nevada Gold Mines
Third: Phoenix – Nevada Gold Mines

Average area
First: Roasting Operations – Nevada Gold Mines
Second: Mill 6 – Nevada Gold Mines
Third: Long Canyon – Nevada Gold Mines

Small area
Premiere: Ruby Hill – Ruby Hill Mining Company
First: Lone Tree – i-80 Gold Corp.
First: Enfield Bell – First Majestic Silver Corp.

Large Underground
First: Cortez District UG – Nevada Gold Mines
Second: Leeville – Nevada Gold Mines
Third: Meikle – Nevada Gold Mines

underground environment
First: Pumpkin Hollow East – Nevada Copper Inc.
First: Lee Smith – Small Mine Development
Second: SSX – Development of small mines

Underground Small
Premiere: Twin Underground – Nevada Gold Mines
First: Fire Creek – Hecla Mining
First: Hollister – Hecla Mining
Premiere: El Nino – Nevada Gold Mines

Premiere: 3D Concrete – Dayton Materials
First: Ames Backfill Crusher – Ames Construction
Premiere: Mustang Career – Q&D Construction
First: Lockwood Quarry – Granite Construction Company
First: Spanish Springs – Pyramid Materials
Second: Sloan Quarry – Holcim SWR

Service provider
First: Leeville Operations – Small Mine Development

Premiere: Apex Quarry and Plant – Lhoist North America
First: Claim Adams – Arcosa Specialty Materials
First: Empire – Empire Mining Company
First: Colado – US Silica Company
First: Fernley Operations – US Silica Company
First: Clark Operations – US Silica Company

Special Recognition Award – 10 Years, Zero Harm:
First: Backfill crusher – Ames Construction