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KU’s Green River Generating Station earns safety and health award

Has worked more than 270,000 hours without lost-time incident

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2014) — Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today joined employees and officials in Central City to present Kentucky Utilities’ Green River Generating Station with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes the facility’s employees for working 273,391 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.

lgKU_300Located on the banks of the Green River near Central City since 1950, Green River Generating Station currently has approximately 40 employees. The station uses about 400,000 tons of western Kentucky coal each year and has a total capacity of 163 megawatts.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance. An establishment may qualify for the award if its employees together achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees. In the case of Green River Generating Station, the requirement is 250,000.

Every establishment within the geographical boundaries of Kentucky is eligible, even if the establishment won the award the previous year. Eligibility is limited to one award during a 12-month period of time.