Local plant gets safety award

I.G. Machine & Fibres recently received the Stewart O'Brian Safety Award.

I.G. Machine & Fibers Ltd. of Ashcroft has received a Mine Safety Award from the B.C. government.

The company received the Stewart O’Brian Safety Award, which is presented to operations with 35,000 to 200,000 worker hours and the lowest injury-frequency rate.

“I.G. Machine & Fibres Ltd. continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to the safety of its workers,” Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart said. “The mine provides safe and secure jobs to many workers in the Ashcroft area, and I am proud to have this business in my home community.”

The Mine Safety Awards were presented to mines and quarries operating in British Columbia that had the lowest injury-frequency rate during the previous calendar year. The companies acknowledged are leaders in workplace safety in an industry that is critical to B.C.’s diverse, strong and growing economy.

One other mining operation in Fraser-Nicola was also recognized. Copper Mountain Mine Ltd. in Princeton received the Edward Prior Award, which is presented to operations with 200,000 to 1 million worker hours and the lowest injury-frequency rate.

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