F.J. O’Connell Trophy

Each year since 1966, the Québec Mining Association has awarded the F.J. O’Connell trophy to make workers and supervisors more aware of the importance of team work in order to prevent accidents, in three categories:

  • Underground operations, less than 400,000 hours worked;
  • Underground operations, more than 400,000 hours worked;
  • Surface, transportation and primary metals processing operations.

The criteria for the award of the trophy take into account improvements in a company’s safety record, its record compared to the industry average, and its combined accident frequency rate based on specified target values. The objective is to reward a strong performance in the field of safety.

The QMA congratulates the winners for 2015 in the following categories:

  • Underground operations, less than 400,000 hours worked: Agnico Eagle Mines - Lapa Mine
  • Underground operations, more than 400,000 hours worked: Glencore - Raglan Mine
  • Surface, transportation and primary metals processing operations: Glencore - Horne Smelter