Branscome, Inc., which is headquartered in James City County, was recognized for their exemplary safety record in 2019 by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA). DMME and VTCA award mines and miners annually for outstanding work in both areas. For 2019, DMME and VTCA recognized eight mines for their safety records.
Branscome was recognized in the open pit category for 5,000-10,000 employee hours with no safety incidents. Branscome logged 9,736 employee hours mining 75,000 tons of sand at their JCC location in 2019. Branscome is one of the largest heavy highway, general contracting and construction material supply companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.
During 2019, mineral mines in Virginia worked 3,981,484 hours without having a lost time accident. Virginia has 432 mineral mines. Other mines recognized for their safety records were E. Dillon & Company (Mine #1 in Russell County), Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC (Graham Quarry in Fairfax County), Luck Stone Corporation (Powhatan Plant, Powhatan County) Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (Red Hill Quarry in Albemarle County), Nestle Purina Petcare (Nestle Purina Petcare in King William County), Luck Stone Corporation (Caroline Sand & Gravel in Caroline County) and Adams Construction Company (Dan River Sand Plant in Halifax County).
The original press release is available in the DMME news room.