Goa calls for injury-free iron ore

Alliance News 2012-03-05 05:31:51


Nationwide experts on the safety in mining industry in Goa, have called upon the mine owners and operators of over 105 mines to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards accidents in mines and produce “injury-free iron-ore”.

“Mining companies’ attitude should be safety-first and then to produce an injury-free iron ore”, said the Managing Director of Fomento Resources, Mr Ambar Timblo while addressing the 40th Annual Mines Safety Week hosted by Fomento Resources  in Goa recently.  He added that companies should take up the challenge of launching an injury-free ore adopting new innovations and setting up new standard operating procedure to minimise all risk areas.
Also, addressing the huge gathering of over 1000 people, the Director General of Mines Safety, Government of India, Mr Satish Puri said that “in every decade there is a change and so is the dynamics of social responsibility”.  He lauded the efforts of all Goa miners and said that Goa in particular sees the least amount of accidents in mining industry but stressed that there should be a continued effort to train al employees on safety issues.
During the occasion around 250 individual and several mining companies were awarded trophies and shields for their exemplary work last year in the field of mines safety.  Also, the dignitaries released a calendar and a souvenir during this function.



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