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Freeport-McMoRan Copper Gold Inc. (Freeport-McMoRan) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.
Freeport-McMoRan operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. Freeport-McMoRan has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the worlds largest producer of molybdenum.
Freeport-McMoRans portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, the worlds largest copper and gold mine in terms of recoverable reserves; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper Golds global workforce includes over 30,000 employees. The company has a strong commitment to safety performance, environmental management and to the local communities where it operates. Freeport-McMoRan is a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and committed to implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Honored with Mine Safety Technology Award
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was recently honored with a Mine Safety Technology Innovations Award from the U.S. National Institute on Occupation Safety and Health.
The award was created to recognize extraordinary efforts to apply technology in ways that improve mine worker safety. Freeport-McMoRan was given the award for its adoption of the Driver State Sensor fatigue monitoring system in mine haul trucks.
Driver State Sensor uses cutting-edge, eye-tracking technology to detect operator drowsiness and distraction. The system uses a fully automatic, console-mounted camera that tracks driver eye and eyelid behavior to determine the onset of fatigue the instant it occurs. In the event of fatigue, in-cab audio and seat vibration alarms immediately sound to alert the driver, and site dispatchers are notified in real-time.
For further information about Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s focus on safety, please visit their website at http://www.fcx.com/envir/soc_hs.htm
Please see the 2011 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts. http://www.fcx.com/envir/wtsd/pdf-wtsd/2011/WTSD_Bk_2011.pdf