British Columbia (BC) has awarded the 2014 Edward Prior Award to the Copper Mountain mine. The Edward Prior Award is presented annually to the mining operation having worked between 200,000 and 1 million hours during the year with the lowest injury frequency rate.

Representatives from the Copper Mountain mine attended the BC Mines Safety Awards Banquet in Victoria and accepted the award on behalf of its team members.

“During the first 19 days of April, the mill has operated at record rates and throughput averaged 39,800 tpd,” said Jim O’Rourke, president and CEO of Copper Mountain. “We have a strong operating team, and I am confident that the team will continue to maintain their great safety record while they continue to maximize production. As of this week, the mine has worked over 1.5 million hours [incident] free.”