Last week, Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine was recognized for having the lowest incident rate of a Division I mine in the state of Illinois. This honor was awarded at the annual state mine rescue contest, which hosted teams from Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana. Congratulations to the entire Lively Grove team and thank you for your commitment to safety!
Pictured above, left to right: Mike Alms, Dan Meier, Loretta Fondaw, Raul Guillermo, Jacob Montgomery, Travis Schaeffer, Marcus Tso, Dan Wiedwilt, Mark Baue, and Paul Dunk.
The mine rescue team plays an important role in disaster preparedness at Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine. According to Mark Baue, “The main goal of this team is to act quickly and safely, protecting our people and asse…
In May, Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine Rescue Team competed in the 43rd annual Alabama State mine rescue contest. This was a two-day mine rescue contest held at Bevill State Community College in Summinton, Alabama. Trophies were given for the top three places in the preshift, first aid, and bench contests.
Out of seven teams, the Lively Grove Mine Rescue Team placed fourth overall.
Following yesterday’s Illinois State Mine Rescue Competition, Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine received an award for the for having the lowest incident rate for a Division I mine in the state of Illinois. The award was issued by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals for safety performance from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Coal mines in Illinois a…