Murray Energy Corp. has been awarded the prestigious “Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations 2015 Coal Award” from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH). This award recognizes mines and companies that have made an extraordinary effort to apply technology in innovative ways, above and beyond mandatory requirements, to improve mine work safety and health.
Murray Energy is honored to receive this very important award.
This award recognizes Murray Energy’s development of a powerful fire suppression system, called the “Suppressor 60-400.” The company now has more than 20 units in its underground mine firefighting arsenal. The “Suppressor 60-400” is a compressed air foam fire suppression system which is easy to use and transport, and provides a robust first response capability for coal mines.
“Safety is, and always has been, the absolute highest priority at Murray Energy, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award and recognition of our efforts,” said Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy’s founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “One of the greatest dangers to an underground coal miner is a mine fire and, therefore, we developed an innovative fire suppression technology, which is among the best in the world.
“Indeed, Murray Energy has invested millions of dollars in advanced firefighting equipment and training that is not required by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration or any other government agency. This is just one of the many ways in which Murray Energy puts safety first.”
This prestigious award was presented to Murray Energy by NIOSH at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 9, 2015.