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Boart Longyear’s Argentine Team Surpasses 3 Million Work Hours without Lost-Time Injury


Source: Boart Longyear Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Boart Longyear’s ( drilling services team in Argentina recently surpassed 3 million work hours without a lost-time injury (LTI), a safety record that dates back to 2009.

“This is a very significant accomplishment,” said Travis O’Briant, Territory Manager – Peru and Argentina. “Passing 3 million work hours without an LTI is a testament to all the hard work our teams do each day, and to their dedication to our core value of safety. This dedication starts at the top of our organization and carries down through each function and position.”

Boart Longyear’s “safety first” approach to drilling focuses on keeping people safe with zero injuries, zero illnesses and protecting the environment with zero environmental incidents.

The field team in Argentina, which is comprised of 100 percent Argentine employees, was expanded by more than 70 helpers and support personnel as Boart Longyear ramped up a large program in the Santa Cruz province in the second half of 2014.

New hires are required to go through the Boart Longyear New Hire Identification and Training program, which ensures they get the information and experience needed to work safely and successfully. The new employees are required to wear new hire identification so experienced employees can support, mentor and look out for them.

“Boart Longyear’s success is in large part a result of the commitment and training the supervisors, drillers and Environment, Health and Safety team provide to new team members,” O’Briant added.

“High altitudes and extreme weather can make Argentina a very challenging place to work. We have a great team in Argentina, and they remain focused and diligent as ever with regard to operating safely and delivering exceptional service to our valued customers. I’m very proud of their tremendous efforts.”

About Boart Longyear
Celebrating its 125th year anniversary in 2015, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment, and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies globally. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, and production drilling.

The Global Drilling Services division operates in over 30 countries for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, and aftermarket parts and services to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia. More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit

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