Posted at: 11/11/2013 4:48 PM
U.S. Steel's Keewatin Taconite has earned the Sentinels of Safety Award.
This is given out by the National Mining Association. The NMA said that the Sentinels of Safety honors the nation's safest mining operations.
Keetac was recognized in the large open-pit mine category. They had an OSHA recordable injury rate of .23 in 2012.
Several Keetac employees, including the plant manager and local union president, were on hand to accept the award in Washington D.C. back in October.