ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that it again received a prestigious Mountaineer Guardian Safety Award.
The Rivers Edge metallurgical mine in the Wells complex was presented the Mountaineer Guardian Safety Award by the West Virginia Coal Association for the second consecutive year. Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards are presented each year to mining operations that have demonstrated a commitment to operational 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 an effective, comprehensive safety program.
"Our goal is to work toward zero accidents every shift of every day. Maintaining a safe work environment is part of our culture, as evidenced by Patriot's receipt of Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards for eight consecutive years," noted Patriot President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Whiting. "I thank our employees at Rivers Edge for another safe year."
About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation is a leading producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 14 current mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. The Company 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. The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCX.
SOURCE Patriot Coal Corporation