Lafarge North America's West US Aggregates division recently received numerous awards from the Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (CSSGA) in recognition of the company's steadfast commitment to safety and the environment.
Lafarge collected the top three safety awards at the annual CSSGA awards ceremony, along with an additional 12 recognition certificates for each of their mines that had gone 12 months without any injuries resulting in restricted or lost time. Additionally, the CSSGA awarded Lafarge's Specification Aggregates Quarry, located in Golden, Colorado, with the prestigious 2009 Jack Starner Memorial Reclamation Award.
The Jack Starner Memorial Reclamation Award is sponsored by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety and honors outstanding reclamation of aggregate/construction materialoperations.
"At Lafarge, we take our commitment to safety and the environment seriously and it is gratifying to have that recognized by our industry peers," said Sabine Hillenmeyer, vice president and general manager for Lafarge's West US Aggregates division. "Receiving this award means that we are succeeding in our efforts and ideally these efforts are making a difference."
The work done at the Specification Aggregates Quarry represents a prime example of innovative mining techniques which are incorporated into ongoing reclamation activities. Each technique utilized to mine, contour, revegetate and reclaim this site has been specifically tailored to conform with the native surroundings while leaving a natural and beautiful terrain once mining is complete.