Donald McGovern

Coal Miner

Miner Monday - Donald McGovern



What type of Miner are you? How long have you been mining and where are you currently mining?
Coal Miner. 22 years

Tell us about your mining journey:
Started out in the Coal Industry worked it for 22 years now I switched over to Gold.

What led you to a mining career?
After 9 years in the Marines, needed a well paying career

How do you stay alert and keep safety top of mind?
I make sure I get plenty of rest and safety is my top priority while I have 3 crews to look after.

What advice would you give a miner just starting out?
It’s a tough industry but if you want to reap the rewards then work hard and succeed

What makes or breaks a job's success from your experience?
I always make sure that everyone has what they need to complete their tasks.

Do you have any routine hacks, productivity hacks, or mindset hacks that make your job go better?

I’m always looking out for the workers making sure morale is up and fixing a problem before it gets worse.

What is one thing you wish more people would know about mining?
It’s a job, not for the faint of heart, we are hard working people that take pride in our jobs and provide for our Families

What's Your Favorite Thing to Do Outside of Work?
Exploring new trails on my SXS
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