ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that G. Frank Foster has been inducted into the Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place in Columbus, Ohio during the banquet recognizing the winners of the 2013 biennial national mine rescue competition. The Hall of Fame was established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to honor individuals with exceptional accomplishments in the field of mine rescue.
"Nationally-recognized mine rescue teams are a key component of Patriot's comprehensive safety program," stated Michael D. Day, Patriot Executive Vice President – Operations. "Frank's induction into the Hall of Fame is a remarkable honor. We congratulate Frank on this accomplishment and commend him for his outstanding contribution in an area in which skills make the difference between life and death."
Mr. Foster serves as Patriot's Director of Safety Compliance, with responsibility for the Company's award-winning mine rescue teams. He has 37 years of experience in the mining industry, and has been involved with mine rescue teams for 27 years.
About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation is a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 11 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. Patriot ships to domestic and international electricity generators, industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately 1.8 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves.
SOURCE Patriot Coal Corporation