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Mosaic K1 wins at provincial mine competition

June 2, 2019 11:13 am


Mosaic Esterhazy K1 was a big winner at the provincial Mine Rescue competition Saturday in Saskatoon.

Mosaic Esterhazy K1 was the overal underground winner, was the winner in the underground mine problem competition, was runner-up in the proficiency category, and for the second year in a row, received the John T. Ryan National Award for Select Mines for zero lost time injuries or modified work injuries with more than 1.1 million hours of work in 2018.

Teams of dedicated and highly trained emergency response/mine rescue personnel from sixteen mine sites around the province tested their skills at the 51st Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition held at the World Trade Centre at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on Saturday June 1.

Underground and Surface Rescue teams displayed their skills in five separate events, including Fire Fighting, First Aid, Proficiency Skills, Practical Skills and Simulated Surface and Underground Mine Problems.

The Overall winners of the 51st Annual Emergency Response Mine Rescue Skills Competition are:

Overall
Underground Winner – Mosaic Esterhazy K1
Runner Up – Nutrien Lanigan

Surface Winner - Nutrien Patience Lake
Runner Up – Mosaic Belle Plaine

The Individual Event winners of the 51st Annual Emergency Response Competition are:

First Aid
Underground Winner - Mosaic Colonsay
Runner Up – Nutrien Allan

Surface Winner - Nutrien Patience Lake
Runner Up – Orano McClean Lake

Firefighting
Underground Winner – Nutrien Lanigan
Runner Up – Mosaic Colonsay

Surface Winner – Westmoreland Poplar River
Runner Up – Nutrien Patience Lake

Proficiency
Underground Winner – Nutrien Cory
Runner Up – Mosaic Esterhazy K1

Surface Winner - K+S Potash Bethune
Runner Up – Westmoreland Poplar River

Practical skills
Underground Winner – Nutrien Vanscoy
Runner Up – Nutrien Cory

Surface Winner – Nutrien Patience Lake
Runner Up – Westmoreland Estevan

Surface Field Problem
Surface Winner - Mosaic Belle Plaine
Runner Up – Westmoreland Poplar River

Underground Mine Problem
Underground Winner – Mosaic Esterhazy K1
Runner Up – Nutrien Vanscoy

At the Awards ceremony, two member companies of the Saskatchewan Mining Association received the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s prestigious John T. Ryan National Safety Trophy. For a second year in a row, Mosaic Esterhazy K1 received the National Award for Select Mines with a rate of ‘zero’ – meaning they had no lost time injuries, or modified work injuries at their operations in 2018 representing over 1,131,000 hours worked.

Westmoreland Poplar River also received the John T. Ryan National Award in the Coal Mine Category working over 275,000 with a reportable injury rate of ‘zero’. This is a great safety achievement.

In addition to the CIM National Awards, for a second year in a row Cameco Cigar Lake Mine received the 2018 John T. Ryan Regional Safety Trophy in the Metal Mine category for Prairie Provinces and Territories.


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