Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Hancock County power plant wins Governor's Safety and Health Award
HAWESVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2005) - Western Kentucky Energy’s (WKE) K.C. Coleman Station power plant, whose employees have worked more than 756,000 hours without a "lost-time" injury or illness, today was presented a 2005 Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
The award is given to employers and employees who together have achieved a specified streak of hours worked without a lost-time episode or who have gone one year without a recordable injury or illness.
WKE, a subsidiary of LG&E Energy LLC, credits the plant’s employees and safety committee for the excellent record.
The Coleman station last had a lost-time incident on April 6, 2001. The station has had only one recordable injury - a minor back strain suffered by an employee last December - in the last three years.
WKE, which operates four electric generating stations, has reported only three recordable injuries this year.
The Coleman station, in Hawesville, began operating in 1969 and employs 88 workers.
Company officials received the award today from Commissioner Philip Anderson of the Kentucky Department of Labor, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.