ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that a number of its operations received safety awards from the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. Recognized for their 2010 safety performance were:
- Big Mountain preparation plant
- Hill Fork surface mine
- Rivers Edge underground mine
- Rocklick preparation plant
"The safety of our employees is an integral part of all processes and the first priority in all aspects of our business," said Patriot President & Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Whiting. "We are please to receive these prestigious awards recognizing our operations' exemplary safety performance. In particular, the Rocklick preparation plant's award for zero safety incidents is the achievement of a Company-wide goal of zero accidents at Patriot. I thank our employees for their dedication to maintaining a safe environment at Patriot every shift of every day."
About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation is a leading producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 14 active 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 1.9 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