2014 SPECIAL CITATION - THE EMPLOYEES OF RIO TINTO
KENNECOTT BINGHAM CANYON MINE
In April 2013, the Bingham Canyon Mine experience the largest mining landslide ever recorded. The 165-million ton slide was a defining moment in Rio Tinto Kennecott's history.
Kennecott’s single biggest achievement is that they detected, monitored, and acted prior to the slide to ensure that no employees were injured.
With a primary goal of getting back to safely producing copper and recovering the business, employees were asked to rise to the occasion. Employees from across the operation responded in a singular effort to safely advance recover efforts.
To date numerous achievements have been realized:
Kennecott has made significant progress since the slide, and it anticipates cleanup efforts will be completed by the end of 2015.