Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone: (202) 693-9423
Released Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Head of Mine Safety Agency to Visit Southwest Va., Coal Mine
NORTON, Va. - Dave D. Lauriski, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, will visit the Paramont #26 coal mine in Wise County on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003. Lauriski will meet with approximately 50 mine workers beginning at 3 p.m. A tour of the surface facilities will follow.
Paramont won the prestigious Sentinels of Safety award in 2002 for achieving the highest number of employee work-hours at an underground coal mine without an injury that resulted in lost time from work (175,582 hours).
|Event:||Meeting with miners and surface coal mine tour|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 27, 2003|
|Location:||Paramont #26 Mine|
State Route 72
Lick Fork Section
(30 minutes from Norton, VA)
|Featuring:||Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Dave D. Lauriski|
For further information, or to participate in the mine tour, please contact Amy Louviere, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Communications, at (202) 693-9423.
Note: Safety training is available for media representatives who wish to take part in the mine tour.