Hecla’s Responsible Actions

The Safest Mines in America

Our Lucky Friday Mine was recently named a 2018 Sentinels of Safety award winner by the National Mining Association (NMA) for its stellar safety record. Lucky Friday won the small underground metal mine category for achieving 114,829 injury-free hours.

The mine was recognized along with only 19 other American mining operations – six coal and 14 mineral/non-metal mines.

It is not a coincidence that this award follows the changes we have made in our management and safety systems. This honor is a testament to our Lucky Friday team embracing change and all of us at Hecla could not be prouder of their accomplishment.” Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and CEO, Hecla.

This achievement was definitely a team effort. Our employees’ dedication and commitment to our continued journey of working safely each and every day paved the way for our success.” Clayr Alexander, General Manager, Lucky Friday Mine, Idaho.

Find out what other mines were honored from the NMA.


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