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Louisville coal services firm Charah recognized with safety award in North Carolina

Company also surpasses 2 million man hours without a lost time incident

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 4, 2012) – Charah®, Inc., a leading provider of coal combustion product management and power plant support services for the coal-fired electric utility industry, has received a prestigious award for an outstanding record of employee safety from the North Carolina Department of Labor.

Charah’s landfill construction, operations and management project, located at Progress Energy Carolinas’ Roxboro Power Plant in Roxboro, N.C., received a Certificate of Safety Achievement on April 17. The company’s Gold-level Certificate of Safety Achievement, the state’s highest safety award, was presented by North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry in recognition of Charah’s outstanding safety and health efforts and the promotion of safe working conditions in 2011.

This annual awards program, run by the NCDOL, recognizes companies that strive to excel in safety. Each year the state awards more than 1,500 certificates to companies around the state. In order to qualify for the Gold award, each company must have ten or more full time employees, had no lost time accidents and also achieved incident rates 50% below their SIC code.

Marvin Bradsher accepted the award on behalf of Charah. A presentation to Roxboro site personnel was held on April 23, 2012 during Charah’s daily morning safety briefing.

Also in April 2012, Charah reached a new company milestone with two million man hours worked without a loss time incident. This significant achievement is a result of the commitment of all Charah personnel to put safety first in their work activities.

“We are honored to receive this award from the North Carolina Department of Labor in recognition of our commitment to safety and also to achieve this important safety milestone,” added Charles Price, President and CEO of Charah. “Safety is our foremost priority and we are always exploring new ways to improve our worksites and our employees’ attention to safety. I commend the Safety Department, Site Manager Justin Mize, our North Carolina site employees and all of Charah’s employees for making safety their top priority.”

Earlier in April, Charah received another award for employee safety, given by the United Stated Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as part of the Sentinels of Safety Program. Charah’s Limestone Grinding Facility located at Brickey’s Quarry in Bloomsdale, Missouri received the Certificate of Achievement in Safety for working nearly 5,800 man-hours without a lost workday injury in 2010.