Being accountable, being safe

We are committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards possible. Our long-term goal is to strengthen our health and safety culture through individual accountability and leadership, as well as aspirational zero harm safety targets and leading performance indicators.

2019 Key Highlights

  • 0.99 combined lost-time accident and restricted work frequency – employees and contractors
  • 0 fatalities
  • 0 lost-time accidents at La India
  • 3 severe Accidents1
  • 20,384,101 hours worked, the highest in Agnico Eagle’s history


There were no fatal accidents in 2019. The 2019 combined lost-time frequency (LTA) and restricted work (RW) frequency was 0.99 for employees and contractors. This is an improvement, compared to the previous year (1.28), especially considering the extensive construction activity onsite in Nunavut in 2019.

1. Despite our improved performance, three of our colleagues suffered severe accidents that resulted in a limb amputation (leg, arm, finger). These accidents were fully investigated to ensure that measures are taken to avoid re-occurrence.

La India registered “0” zero lost time accidents in 2019. With the exception of Meadowbank, (2019 LTA and RW 2.61 against an objective of 2.25) all Agnico Eagle operating mines achieved an LTA and RW frequency below their respective 2019 objectives.

In 2019, we welcomed 960 new employees to our sites. Our performance is a testimony to our capacity to instill Agnico Eagle’s safety values to new employees, and demonstrates that the Supervision Formula is the right tool to entrench safe production attitudes and behaviors. Our improved global performance again demonstrates Agnico Eagle’s capacity to engage with all employees and integrate our safety values and practices into their daily work habits.

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