Patriot Coal Receives Safety Awards; Two Units Recognized For Zero Reportable Incidents

Apr 26, 2013, 17:13 ET from Patriot Coal Corporation

ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that it received three safety awards from the Coal River Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. Awards were presented based on the best safety record in 2012 by size and category of operation.  Patriot received awards for the following facilities:

  • Wells preparation plant;
  • Hill Fork surface mine in the Corridor G mining complex; and
  • Matewan Tunnel underground coal transportation corridor in the Rocklick mining complex.

"We are pleased that Patriot has once again been recognized for exemplary safety performance.  Moreover, both the Wells preparation plant and Matewan Tunnel had zero reportable incidents in 2012," noted Patriot President and Chief Executive Officer Bennett K. Hatfield.  "Our goal is to make Patriot's operations the safest in the coal industry.  We thank each of our employees for making safety a priority every day."  

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