Washington Closure hits safety milestone

By the Herald staffSeptember 30, 2013 

Washington Closure Hanford and its subcontractor employees have worked 2 million hours without a day of work lost to a workplace injury or illness.

It's the fourth time the milestone has been reached since Washington Closure was awarded the contract for environmental cleanup at Hanford along the Columbia River in 2005.

Washington Closure has finished about 90 percent of the work in its 10-year contract, which includes tearing down contaminated buildings and digging up waste sites and burial grounds.

Washington Closure also recently was recognized with the Legacy of Stars Award in DOE's Voluntary Protection Program for four consecutive years of Star of Excellence status in the safety program.

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