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Big Rivers Electric Corporation’s Wilson Station receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Big Rivers Electric Corporation – Wilson Station in Centertown was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award on Thursday for recording 250,047 production hours worked without a lost-time incident by employees.

Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey congratulated Wilson Station on its 15th award of this kind.

“Congratulations to Big Rivers Electric Corporation – Wilson Station on earning another Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Secretary Ramsey. “Working over 250,000 hours without a lost-time injury is a great accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated. On behalf of Governor Bevin and the Labor Cabinet, it is my honor to recognize this achievement for the hard-working men and women at Big Rivers Electric Corporation.”

Big Rivers is an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Henderson and owned by three distribution cooperative members, Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, headquartered in Paducah; Kenergy Corporation, headquartered in Henderson; and Meade County RECC, headquartered in Brandenburg. These member cooperatives deliver retail electric power and energy to more than 116,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in portions of 22 western Kentucky counties.

“I am proud of the Wilson Station employees for achieving this outstanding accomplishment,” said Bob Berry, President and CEO of Big Rivers. “This award is a result of our dedicated employees, strong values and safety culture ensuring that everyone goes home from work in the same condition as they arrived.”

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees 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.

According to a recent kysafe.ky.gov.

From Kentucky Labor Cabinet

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