The NSW Rural Fire Service Canobolas Zone has benefitted from the safety success of workers at Newcrest Mining's Cadia Valley Operations.
The RFS received more than $12,000 due to construction crews working on the mine's new Molybdenum Plant not recording any Lost Time Injuries, injuries that result in an employee missing work due to injury.
The project, has been underway for six months and the safety success equated to 136,000 hours or 160 days injury free.
Newcrest Mining's managing director and Chief Executive Officer Sandeep Biswas visited the construction site to thank the crews involved in achieving the safety record.
"Safety is the number one focus on our site and through focusing on training, education and looking out for each other," he said.
"The construction crew selected the NSW Rural Fire Service Canobolas Zone to be the recipient of their safety reward, due to the devastating bushfires in Australia last summer.
"We hope to continue the support for the RFS through this excellent safety result for the remainder of the project.
Construction for the USD$95 million Molybdenum Plant started in the 2020 financial year and commissioning is expected to start at the end of the 2021 financial year.
The plant will employ an additional 20 full-time workers and is to deliver an additional revenue stream for Cadia in the form of a Molybdenum concentrate.
Molybdenum is a silvery-white metal that can be drawn out into a thin wire. It is highly resistant to corrosion, and is used in the production of alloys.
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