Boart Longyear has won a 2014 Canadian Diamond Drill Association (CDDA) Quarterly Safety Achievement Award.

Only one recipient is awarded each quarter for having the lowest crew injury rates in the nation after working more than 100,000 hours. Boart Longyear’s Canada drillers managed to work more than 100,000 hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) during the second quarter of 2014, says Louise Lowe, CDDA manager.

“We are pleased to accept this award on behalf of each and every one of the Boart Longyear drillers who made this safety achievement possible,” says James Chalmers, vice president of environment, health and safety for Boart Longyear.

The CDDA represents the diamond drilling industry in Canada through leadership, advocacy efforts to ensure the industry exercises safe, profitable drilling.

The award was presented Oct. 30 at the CDDA’s eastern safety group meeting. The winner for all of 2014 will be announced at the association’s annual general meeting.

“This is a significant achievement. Boart Longyear has demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in health and safety,” Lowe says.

Boart Longyear, based in Salt Lake City, offers drilling services, equipment and performance tooling for the mining industry. The company has more than 9,000 employees worldwide, manufactures equipment in six global factories, and sells to customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit