It has now been more than two months since Rio Tinto Kennecott experienced one of the largest mining slides in history. The extraordinary support we have received from the community, our stakeholders, political leaders and families has been both impressive and greatly appreciated.
Of greatest value to me have been the words of encouragement expressed by so many: hoping for a quick and safe recovery. Many recognize the significant impact Kennecott has on our local economy and the overall benefit that Kennecott provides to the community.
The planning work performed by our employees was exceptional and ensured no one was injured during this historic event. Our systems, designed to detect ground movement, performed as they should have, and our people performed admirably in the face of unprecedented challenges. The safe outcome of the slide and recovery work demonstrates dedication to our core value that every employee goes home without injury.