Big Rivers Sebree Station Works 2 Million Hours Without a Lost-Time Incident

The Big Rivers Sebree Station in Robards has been honored with its 11th Governor’s Safety and Health Award after employees worked for over 2-million hours without a lost-time accident or illness.

Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet yesterday joined employees and officials in Robards to present the employees of Big Rivers Sebree Station with the award. The facility last earned recognition in August 2014 when it had more than 1.5 million hours without an incident.

Incorporated in 1961, state officials say in a release that Big Rivers has earned 38 previous Governor’s Safety and Health Awards throughout the years. The corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Henderson. With nearly 530 employees, Big Rivers owns, operates and maintains a 1,285-mile transmission system, three generating plants and 22 substations.

The Governor’s Safety and Health Award is part of Governor Steve Beshear’s efforts to improve the health of all Kentuckians

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

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