Arch Coal, Inc. achieves safety record

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SOMERSET, Colo. (KKCO) Arch Coal, Inc. announced its Mountain Coal Comany's West Elk mine employees surpassed 2 million hours worked without a safety incident.

They say that is a new record, achieved over 29 months.

"It is an impressive accomplishment that reflects the collective efforts of the entire West Elk workforce," says Jim Miller, West Elk general manager. "Most importantly, these accomplishments have allowed us to deliver on our true goal - ensuring that the entire team goes home safely every day."

In addition to the record-setting safety performance this year, West Elk mine also announced that its red mine rescue team was named the Colorado state champion at the National Coal Mine Rescue Competition.

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