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X crew pauses for a photo Thursday night before beginning their graveyard shift at Twentymile Mine. Twentymile Mine, owned by St. Louis-based Peabody Energy, set a company record for safety in 2012 and were rewarded with Peabody's President's Safety Award.

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Twentymile Mine honored as Peabody Energy’s President’s Safety Award winner

This week executives of St. Louis-based Peabody Energy traveled to Routt County to bestow a special honor on the employees of Twentymile Mine. Though Twentymile Mine has built a reputation as the largest coal mining operation in Colorado, this week’s visit had little to do with production. Instead Twentymile Mine was honored with Peabody Energy’s President’s Safety Award for achieving the company’s best U.S. safety performance rating for an underground coal mining operation in 2012.

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