Lively Grove Mine receives CORESafety® Certification

EARN SAFETY CERTIFICATION–Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine recently received a CORESafety® Certification. Members of the team that led the safety initiative were: in front: Chuck Hall and Dave Carns; in back: Rich Baker and Kimberly Walster. Not pictured is Justin Salger.

The Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the National Mining Association (NMA) for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. PSGC joins eight other companies that have had operations independently certified under NMA’s signature safety initiative.

Local residents, Justin Salger and Kimberly Walster, both of Red Bud, are employees at the Prairie State mine and were members of the team that led this safety initiative.

“We are very proud to be joining eight other companies in this class of CORESafety certified mines,” said Don Gaston, president and CEO of PSGC. “As we work towards achieving our vision of becoming the best coal mine and coal-fired power plant in the country our expectation is that this CORESafety system will serve as a guidepost for future improvements to our safety programs and the success of the Lively Grove Mine.”

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