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Diavik Mine Reaches Operational Safety Milestone

Apr 15, 2010 6:57 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Diavik Diamond Mines achieved the safety milestone of clocking two million hours during a period of 11 months without any employees suffering a lost-time injury. The most recent such injury occurred in May 2009. Additionally, during a 120-day period, Diavik’s workforce surpassed one million hours without any employees logging a recordable injury or medical treatment, according to the company.

"These milestones, upon which we continue to build, follow our excellent safety record of 2009, when we achieved our safest year since our 2003 commencement of mining operations," Diavik's statement noted.

Company president Kim Truter added, “I would like to congratulate and thank all employees and contractors for the extremely positive health and safety performance that is currently being achieved. This performance encourages us all to believe that zero harm is possible and can be achieved by all working together toward a common goal.”

The Diavik Diamond Mine is located in Canada’s Northwest Territories and is a joint venture between Rio Tinto and Harry Winston.

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