Contractor reaches safety milestone

By The Tri-City HeraldMarch 12, 2014 

Washington Closure Hanford and its subcontractor employees have worked 3 million hours without a work day lost to a workplace injury for the third time since the contractor began work in 2005.

"We look forward to enhancing our strong safety culture by continuing to focus on safe work practices, disciplined operations and looking out for one another as we continue toward completion of our contract," said Scott Sax, Washington Closure president.

Washington Closure is in charge of cleaning up much of a 220-square-mile area at Hanford along the Columbia River. It has demolished 297 of 321 buildings, cleaned up 473 of 591 waste sites and disposed of 9.6 million tons of contaminated material in the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.

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