Coeur d’Alene Mines has been recognized by the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP) with five national and international safety awards for its operations in North and South America.

The awards were presented recently at the Annual ISMSP Conference in recognition of the safety milestones set at the company’s Palmarejo mine in Mexico, the Rochester mine in Nevada and Coeur’s exploration groups in Chile, Argentina and Mexico. The awards are for the period through December 31, 2011.

The Safety Achievement Awards for 2011 operations include:

  • Palmarejo Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico - 1,233,880 employee hours worked without a lost time accident;
  • Rochester Mine, Lovelock, Nevada - four years and 813,036 employee hours worked without a lost time accident;
  • Coeur South America Exploration, Santiago, Chile - six years and 532,354 employee hours worked without a lost time accident;
  • Coeur Argentina Exploration, Gregores, Santa Cruz, Argentina - three years and 45,096 employee hours worked without a lost time accident; and
  • Coeur Exploration, Temoris, Chihuahua, Mexico - four years and 213,465 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.

“We are honored that the ISMSP has once again recognized Coeur for its dedication to worker safety,” said Mitchell J. Krebs, president and CEO, Coeur d’Alene Mines. “Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our workforce and we are committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards at all of our operations.”

The ISMSP is an organization dedicated to promoting the development of health and safety professionals throughout the international mining community.

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