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DOL/MSHA Media Advisory
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Suzy Bohnert
Phone: (202) 693-9420

Released Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Top Federal Mine Safety Official to Tour Doe Run's Sweetwater Mine and Mill

REYNOLDS, Mo. - Dave D. Lauriski, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, will visit the Doe Run Co. Sweetwater Mine and Mill on Thursday, April 8, in Reynolds, Mo. Lauriski will meet with mine employees at 9 a.m. The mine tour will follow at 10 a.m.

Sweetwater Mine won a prestigious Sentinels of Safety award in 2003 for working 163,030 hours in 2002 without an accident or fatality. The St. Louis-based Doe Run Co. is the largest integrated lead producer in North America.

Event: Mine tour and meeting with Doe Run Co. Sweetwater Mine and Mill employees by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Dave D. Lauriski

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2004

Location: Doe Run Co. Sweetwater Mine and Mill
Route 1
Reynolds, Mo.

Time: 9 a.m. meeting with miners
10 a.m. mine tour (All media must receive safety training before the mine tour.)