Doe Run’s Sweetwater Mill Achieves 25 Years with No Lost-Time Incidents
15 Feb 2022
ST. LOUIS (February 15, 2022) – Employees at The Doe Run Company’s (Doe Run) Sweetwater Mill celebrated an impressive safety accomplishment, reaching 25 consecutive years worked with no lost-time incidents.
“Achieving 25 years with no lost time is a huge feat in an industrial setting,” said Gary Skaggs, mill superintendent at Sweetwater Mill. “Our employees are responsible for overseeing heavy, complex equipment that crushes ore rock and separates lead, copper and zinc from waste rock. Their commitment to closely following safety protocols and watching out for each other has enabled them to work safely day after day, year after year. We are extremely proud of their dedication.”
The employees at Sweetwater Mill attribute this achievement to a company culture that’s focused on safety, and the team’s efforts to share their experiences and knowledge with one another.
Doe Run integrates a safety mindset into everything it does. Employees complete nearly 16,000 hours of safety training every year, and every shift or meeting at the company begins with sharing a safety tip to keep safety top-of-mind. This commitment has enabled Doe Run’s other three mills to achieve noteworthy safety milestones with no lost-time incidents over the past year: Brushy Creek Mill (16 years), Buick Mill (11 years) and Fletcher Mill (8 years). In addition, the Sweetwater Mine surface team has reached 18 years with no lost time.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates the Resource Recycling facility, one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri. The company also owns six operating mines in one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri: Brushy Creek, Buick, Casteel, Fletcher/West Fork, Mine 29/Viburnum and Sweetwater. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com.