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Nevada Mining Association names Individual Safety Award recipients

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RENO — The Nevada Mining Association has announced the recipients of its annual Individual Safety Awards. The annual recognition celebrates the men and women of the mining industry who go to extraordinary lengths to ensure all mine workers return home safely after every shift.

NvMA President Tyre Gray congratulated the 35 recipients of the 2020 awards.

“Miners in the Silver State continue to set a high bar for workplace safety, not just in Nevada, but around the world,” Gray said in a statement. “It is men and women like these 35 award recipients that have helped create and strengthen that culture.”

Award recipients are chosen by their peers, and based on job performance during the previous calendar year.

The 2020 NvMA award recipients are:

General Manager:

Amanda Hilton – KGHM, Robinson Mine

Mine Manager:

Ralph Erquiaga – SSR Mining, Marigold

Safety Professional:

Robert Flynn – Kinross, Round Mountain

Shawn Sandoval – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Alexandria (Xan) Camden – Nevada Gold Mines, Carlin

General Supervisor:

Steve Scholl – Coeur Mining, Rochester

Jason Bohl – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Jorge Gonzalez – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Safety Champions:

Rick Rimington – KGHM, Robinson Mine

Janel Lacey – Kinross, Round Mountain

Ernie Moran – Kinross, Round Mountain

John Sanchez – Nevada Gold Mines, Phoenix

Cody Lunderman – Nevada Gold Mines, Phoenix

Michael Andersen – SSR Mining, Marigold

Salvador Jimenez – US Silica, Colado Plant

Michelle Cole – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Megan Desmond – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Hugh Neilson – Nevada Gold Mines, Long Canyon

Safety Manager:

Marie Sandoval – Small Mine Development


Dan Cords – Granite Construction, Lockwood Quarry

Matt Thompson – KGHM, Robinson Mine

Scott Hill – Coeur Mining, Rochester

Joshua Jones – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez


Joshua Musgrove – Kinross, Round Mountain

John Jones – Coeur Mining, Rochester

Jay Patrick – US Silica, Colado Mine

Scott Nevin – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Jarrod Rebiejo – KGHM, Robinson Mine

Luis Fernandez – SSR Mining, Marigold

Jim Lindeman – SSR Mining, Marigold


Scott Cross – SSR Mining, Marigold

Sergio Olmedo – Kinross, Round Mountain

EMS Mine Rescue:

Ryan Ispisua – SSR Mining, Marigold

Justin Krause – Nevada Gold Mines, Cortez

Faith Holthof – Nevada Gold Mines, Goldstrike

The NvMA will also recognize mining companies for their commitment to providing safe workplaces. Recipients of those awards are based on data provided by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration and will be announced later this month.

The Nevada Mining Association is composed of operating mining companies; exploration companies; suppliers of industry equipment, goods, and services; and individuals interested in sustaining the industry.

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