Coal Company Sets High Mark For Safety

Some coal miners at a Letcher county coal company are counting down the hours until midnight.

That's when they can officially celebrate operating four years straight with no lost time injuries at Sapphire Coal's preparation plant.
Sapphire coal officials say they are planning a special dinner and recognition ceremony for the 29 employees who clean, load, and transport company coal...and have proven they do it safely day after day.
Coal officials we talked to say they've seen similar accomplishments only a few times in the last three decades.