From the “You Can’t Make This Up” file:
Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that it received three Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards from the West Virginia Coal Association. The following operations received the award in their respective categories:
Coal Clean preparation plant at the Panther mining complex;
Fanco preparation plant and loadout at the Logan County mining complex; and
Samples surface mine at the Paint Creek mining complex.
Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards are presented each year by the West Virginia Coal Association to mining operations that demonstrate a strong commitment to safety. Inspectors for the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training nominate facilities based on numerous safety-related criteria, including below average injury incidence rates and effective safety programs.
That was four days ago. Sadly, the Eagle operation was not an award winner, which I guess gives humorists everywhere a mild reprieve.