Hexagon Mining honors Barrick Gold for safety commitment

Ceremony at MINExpo marks 25,000th installation of Collision Avoidance System

Helio Samora presenting Craig Ross with the Collision Avoidance Award.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 - Hexagon Mining today marked the 25,000th installation of its SAFEmine Collision Avoidance System (CAS) by honoring Barrick Gold for its commitment to safety. In a presentation held during MINExpo in Las Vegas, Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora, congratulated Barrick.

“It’s fitting that a progressive company such as Barrick is part of this landmark,” said Samora. “The company’s commitment to digital solutions is well known, and nowhere is that commitment more important than protecting lives and equipment.”

Craig Ross, Barrick Gold Corporation, Vice President of Safety and Health, accepted the award.

“We at Barrick have worked very hard to find a collision avoidance system that would be meet our internal criteria to eliminate collisions associated with limited visibility from large mining equipment,” said Ross.

“A small-scale trial of the SAFEmine CAS in 2014 met these requirements. We are now engaged in a large-mine, full-scale pilot, and we are anticipating that the SAFEmine CAS will continue to meet our expectations.

“I believe this is a very exciting time where both Barrick and Hexagon are working as partners to ensure everyone goes home safe and healthy every day.”

CAS is now used in more than 25,000 vehicles in over 55 countries. It provides vehicle operators with 360-degree proximity detection at any speed and in all directions via an unobtrusive cabin-display unit.

At MINExpo, Hexagon Mining is also previewing the latest advances to FatigueMonitor, a fatigue-detection, alerting, and reporting solution. When integrated with FatigueMonitor, CAS addresses two major threats to safety in a mine – blind spots and fatigue.

MINExpo continues until Sept. 28. Hélio Samora and his team are on hand to welcome attendees to Hexagon Mining’s Booth 4133.

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Hexagon Mining is the only company to solve surface and underground challenges with proven technologies for planning, operations, and safety. We bring surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Our customers are safer, more productive, and can make sense of their data.

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with offices worldwide, Hexagon Mining is shaping smart change by helping to connect all parts of a mine with technologies that make sense of data in real time. We deliver technology, service, and support. Learn more at hexagonmining.com and follow us @HexagonMining.

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