Equinox Gold team members are empowered to speak up and voice their concerns, and then work together to find a safer way to carry out their tasks.
At Equinox Gold’s Aurizona Mine, the team completed construction of the mine with no lost-time injuries, with more than 1.8 million construction hours worked during 2018 and the first half of 2019. Mesquite achieved a milestone in November 2019 of working more than three years with no lost-time injuries.
Equinox Gold achieved excellent safety results during 2019, working more than 3.3 million hours across its Aurizona, Mesquite and Castle Mountain sites with two lost-time injuries.
Leagold’s Los Filos Mine continued with significant improvement on safety performance. In 2019, the lost-time injury frequency rate was reduced 76% from the previous year; and from 2017, it was reduced by 84%. The Fazenda Mine reached a milestone in 2019 of 1.64 million manhours worked without a lost-time injury.
From a merged-company perspective, Equinox Gold’s total recordable injury frequency rate for the combined Leagold and Equinox Gold assets was 1.07 per 200,000 hours worked during 2019.