Copper Mountain Mining Corp. announced that, for the second consecutive year, the provincial government of British Columbia has awarded the Edward Prior Award for mine safety to the Copper Mountain mine, located in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton.

Established 50 years ago by the British Columbia Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resources to recognize the safety record of mines in the province, the Edward Prior Award is presented annually to the midsized mining operation having worked between 200,000 and 1,000,000 hours during the year, with the lowest injury frequency rate (loss time incident). Representatives from the Copper Mountain Mine attended the British Columbia Mines Safety Awards Banquet in Victoria and accepted the award on behalf of all team members at the Copper Mountain mine.

“We are extremely proud of our mine employees for their dedication to safety,” said Jim O’Rourke, president and CEO of Copper Mountain. “The mine has continued to work loss time incident free and, as of the end of the first quarter of 2016, has achieved 966 days — the equivalent of more than 2 million hours worked loss time incident free. Once again, this award acknowledges the dedication and strength of our operating team and reinforces our ongoing commitment to safety while continuing to achieve new operational efficiencies and production records.”

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