Awards

Awards

The IMI recognizes three outstanding individuals who have contributed to the mining industry throughout their careers. They include apprentice miner, experienced miner, and honorary member.

  • Apprentice Miner – Zebulon Kramer, M-Class Mining
  • Experienced Miner – Mark Mormino, American Coal
  • IMI Honorary Member – John Howard, IL Eastern Community College

The IL Department of Natural Resources – Office of Mines and Minerals recognizes the following mines for the “Best Injury Frequency Rate Awards”. The 2012 awards are based on accidents and employee-hours from July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012. 

  • Underground Division I (greater than  500,000 employee-hours) – Big Ridge Inc, Willow Lake Mine
  • Underground Division II (less than 500,000 employee-hours) – Peabody Midwest Mining LLC, Wildcat Hills U/G Mine
  • Surface Division – Knight Hawk Coal LLC, Prairie Eagle Mine
  • Support Division – Peabody Midwest Mining LLC, Preparation Plant