Miner Recognition

40 Year Safe Miner Recognition 

Nominate your 40 year safe miners! These are employees who have worked 40 years or longer in the Southeastern mining community without injury. This means they have not had any MSHA reportable incident. Here's your chance to recognize safe miners...and our chance to present them an award during our 9th Annual Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference. 

The award presentation event will be held during the Opening Session on November 4, 2015 when mining professionals from across America will be present. The Conference Executive committee will review all of the nominations and honor the top 15 recipients from our mining community. 

Each of these miners will be offered free attendance at the conference. Photos of each miner receiving the award will be provided. 

Do not delay! Safe job performance should not go unrecognized. The best safety records always affect your bottom line and recognition of these miners will further your safety cause. 

Please note that this honor can only be received once per deserving miner. 

Your application should include the following: 

  1. Miner Name & Brief Description of Job 
  2. Mine Name/Location/Contact Information 
  3. Years/time worked 
  4. Ideas from this miner as to what led to his/her safety success.

Nominations must be received before September 19, 2015. Email nominations to executivecommittee@southeastmineconf.org

Please Note:

Due to the limited funding our organization has available we can sponsor only conference registration for 40 Year Safe Miner and/or HeroAward Recipients but can't cover travel expenses. With our limited resources our group's guiding principles can only allow the 40 Year Safe Miner and/or HeroAward to be presented to deserving persons that can also attend the conference and are willing to take part in the award ceremony portion of the conference kickoff event. 


2014 awards

40 Year Safe Miner

Miner Name: Terry England
Years of Service: 41
Company: ABC Maxine Mine and Walter Energy 
Mine: No. 7 Mine

Miner Name: Randy Minor
Years of Service: 41
Company: Argos Cement 
Mine: Roberta Plant

Miner Name: Melvin G. Carswell
Years of Service: 46
Company: BASF 
Mine: Daveyville Plant

Miner Name: Alvin Carswell
Years of Service: 45
Company: BASF 
Mine: Daveyville Plant

Miner Name: Billy Coley
Years of Service: 45
Company: BASF 
Mine: Gibraltar Plant

Miner Name: Walter L. Smith Jr.
Years of Service: 46
Company: BASF 
Mine: Daveyville Plant

Miner Name: Rick Danford
Years of Service: 44
Company: Imerys
Mine: Sylacauga Plant

Miner Name: Wade Ezekiel
Years of Service: 45
Company: Imerys
Mine: Sylacauga Plant

Miner Name: Frank Poore
Years of Service: 49
Company: Imerys
Mine: Sylacauga Plant

Miner Name: Ivey T. Veal Jr.
Years of Service: 40
Company: KaMin LLC
Mine: Sandersville, GA
 

Miner Name: Ron Borrego
Years of Service: 41
Company: Kiewit Mining Group Inc.
Mine: Walnut Creek

Miner Name: William Charles Ludlow
Years of Service: 40
Company: Lhoist North America
Mine: O'Neal Quarry and Mill
 

Miner Name: William Cooper
Years of Service: 40
Company: Luminant
Mine: Oak Hill Mine
 

Miner Name: Glen Hood
Years of Service: 40
Company: Luminant
Mine: Kosse Mine
 

Miner Name: Ricky Lancaster
Years of Service: 40
Company: Luminant
Mine: Big Brown Mine
 

Miner Name: Cathy Wright
Years of Service: 41
Company: Luminant
Mine: Monticello Mines
 

Miner Name: Irene Kinley
Years of Service: 45
Company: Martin Marietta
Mine: Southeast Division
 

Miner Name: Claude Ray Lutz
Years of Service: 42
Company: Martin Marietta
Mine: Maylene Quarry
 

Miner Name: Tom Davis
Years of Service: 41
Company: Mosaic
Mine: Four Corners
 

Miner Name: Bobby L. Dozier
Years of Service: 40
Company: Mosaic
Mine: Wingate Creek Mine
 

Miner Name: Jeff Sohn
Years of Service: 41
Company: Mosaic
Mine: South Fort Meade
 

Miner Name: Sam Wright
Years of Service: 40
Company: Mosaic
Mine: Four Corners
 

Miner Name: Duran McDonald
Years of Service: 40
Company: Pine Bluff Materials
Mine: Dredge Pine Bluff
 


Past Winners

2013 40 Year Safe Miner

Miner Name: Greg Frazier
Years of Service: 40
Company: Thiele Kaolin Company
Mine: Sandersville

Miner Name: Stanley Collins
Years of Service: 40
Company: National Cement Company
Mine: Ragland, AL

Miner Name: Terry Eady
Years of Service: 45
Company: BASF
Mine: Gordon Plant

Miner Name: Gloria Francis
Years of Service: 40
Company: Mosaic
Mine: Wingate Creek Mine

Miner Name: Charlie Hill
Years of Service: 45
Company: BASF
Mine: Edgar Plant

Miner Name: Curtis Huett
Years of Service: 51
Company: Florida Crushed Stone
Mine: Central Power & Lime

Miner Name: Jerome King
Years of Service: 40
Company: KaMin Performance Minerals
Mine: Sandersville

Miner Name: Billy Moore
Years of Service: 48
Company: BASF
Mine: Gordon Plant

Miner Name: Sidney Phillps
Years of Service: 41
Company: National Cement Company
Mine: Ragland, AL

Miner Name: James Walker
Years of Service: 40
Company: Mosaic
Mine: South Fort Meade

Miner Name: Mike Whidden
Years of Service: 43
Company: Mosaic
Mine: Hookers Prairie

Miner Name: Carver Young
Years of Service: 41
Company: Mosaic
Mine: Four Corners


Hero Award

The Hero Award is offered by our Southeast Mine Safety & Health Executive Committee to honor and recognize miners in the Southeast District who through their outstanding and extraordinary response led them to provide life-saving aid to an individual or group within a mine site or community. These distinguished recipients have demonstrated their training skills by quickly rendering aid where if not a life could have been lost. Nominations may come from mine operators and/or their representatives and are open to any southeastern miner. Nominations can be for an individual or group response.

Recipients of the Hero Award will receive an announcement in the Southeastern Mine Safety and Health Conference Program, posted on the conference website and they will be recognized for their life saving response during the Southeastern Mine Safety & Health opening ceremony, at which time they will be presented an engraved award.

2015 Hero Award

Company: Unimin's Red Hill Plant 
Names: Bill Swann, Dane Christman, Scott Butler, Matthew Peterson, Mark Duvall 
Description of Event:  A truck driver experienced a heart attack.  Five employees assisted in saving his life by administering AED and CPR.  

 

2013 Hero Award

Miner Name: Tim Lutz
Company: The Walker Company