Papua New Guinea-focused miner Ok Tedi said 5 July that its geology and exploration department has recorded a significant safety achievement: 11 years without a lost-time injury (LTI).

The mark was met 21 June, when the company held a ceremony for its workers.

The company’s last recorded LTI for that division was in March 2011.

“Our gratitude goes out to our team in the bush who are exposed to harsh weather conditions, all the helicopter risks with loading and unloading, and also our Resource team back in the mine pit, working in close vicinity to haul trucks and other heavy equipment,” said Manager Geology and Exploration Oala Rarua.

“We also thank our laboratory team, who do a fantastic job in keeping safe while working with rotating equipment and chemicals.”

Rarua said his team will also continue to maintain its safety record to ensure zero harm. Its ultimate goal is achieving the company’s Vision 2025, which is to make Ok Tedi the safest mine in PNG.

Source: Ok Tedi Mining

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