Worked more than 1,700,000 hours without a lost-time accident or illness
HAWESVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 14, 2015) — Department of Workplace Standards Commissioner Anthony Russell of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet joined employees and officials in Hawesville today to present the employees of Kenneth C. Coleman Station with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes the power plant’s approximately 100 employees for working 1,755,304 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.
Incorporated in 1961, Big Rivers has earned 36 previous Governor’s Safety and Health Awards. The corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Henderson. With more than 500 employees, Big Rivers owns, operates and maintains a 1,285-mile transmission system, three generating plants and 22 substations. Due to recent contract terminations, Coleman Station is in an idled state, but has 16 employees maintaining the facility until full operations resume.