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US: Success in both steel and mining

01.01.2015

Our plant in Cleveland, Ohio, completed the re-lining of one of its blast furnaces in 2014 – a complex job involving hundreds of employees and contractors. The plant involved its specially trained ‘green guardian’ safety champions to help manage the process, and thanks to the concerted efforts of everyone on site, the project was completed with only one lost-time injury. Cleveland also ran a safe driving campaign for road and rail users – there are nearly 200 railroad crossings on the site, and 800 delivery trucks arriving every day. The owners of the trucking companies took part in a safety day which brought together our own security and logistics staff, as well as police driving specialists and other key external stakeholders. Our mining site at Princeton, Virginia, won a major state safety award for the fourth year running. Their last lost-time injury was in July 2009, which is the equivalent of more than 1.3 million man hours ago.