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Ramaco Resources receives safety awards

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Ramaco Resources (USA) has announced that it has received multiple awards for safety and operations from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training, as well as the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance.

In the underground mine category, Ramaco's Berwind Deep Mine was recognised for working accident-free. This marked the second consecutive year the operation has been given the award.

Ramaco's RAM Surface Mine #1, which also worked accident-free for the previous year, was given the Mountaineer Guardian Award in the surface mine category.

he West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training and the West Virginia Coal Association established the Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards Programme in 1983 as a joint effort to promote safety in the coal fields of West Virginia, USA.

Randall Atkins, Executive Chairman of Ramaco Resources, commented: "We are honoured that the Ramaco mining team has been recognised for their efforts and congratulate all our employees for their hard work and continued diligence to make our mines among the safest in the state."

The operations at Ramaco's Knox Creek preparation plant and refuse area were also recognised with the Excellence in Mining Awards from the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance. The Knox Creek plant was recognised as both the "Best Refuse Disposal Site – 2019" and the "Best Active Preparation Plant – 2019".

"Ramaco is committed to maintaining and improving the environment where we operate and hold ourselves to a higher standard," said Michael Bauersachs, Ramaco's President and CEO. "The team of employees at our Knox Creek Plant exemplified this standard and continues to meet and exceed expectations for environmental and employee safety year after year."

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