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Timmins mine wins safety award for 21st time

Kidd mine first won the award back in 1967
Glencore Kidd Mine in Timmins. (Glencore photo)

A Timmins mine's focus on safety has earned them a national award.

Glencore Kidd Mine was awarded the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum's (CIM) 2019 John T. Ryan Regional Trophy for having the lowest reportable injury frequency per 20,000.

"In 2019, Kidd Operations demonstrated excellence in safety performance attaining one of its best performances in Kidd Operations history," reads a Glencore Kidd Operations news release.

The mine first won the award in 1967, and since then has won it 21 times.

“Our employees and contractors strive to work safely to prevent injuries every day. We are thankful for everyone's continuous commitment to creating a SafeWork environment at Kidd Operations,” said Mark Furlotte, general manager at Kidd Operations, in a news release.

Though the annual convention and celebration banquet had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, the CIM announced those being recognized for their contributions in various fields in the mining industry earlier this month.

Kidd mine was just one of the local companies to be honoured.

DeBeers Canada's Victor Mine in the James Bay lowlands also picked up a John T. Ryan Trophy.

Courtney Nunn, the mine manager at Lake Shore Gold's Timmins West site, was been named one of the CIM’s Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders,  and Mohammed Ali, the vice-president of environment at Kirkland Lake Gold, received the Excellence in Sustainable Development Award.

Other Northern Ontario winners are available here.