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Craig Station to celebrate over a million hours without loss-of-workday injuries

Erin Fenner

Tri-State Generation and Transmission's Craig Station is celebrating more than 1 million hours without a lost-workday injury at a company event Tuesday.

That spans the time from September 2011 to April 2014.

"Nobody lost a full day off of work due to injury during that time," said Rick Johnson, plant manager of Craig Station.

The company will celebrate with a presentation detailing how the team was effective in keeping the approximate 300 employees safe from injury followed by a barbecue.

While the company is presenting the plant a plaque that points out 1 million hours without injury, Craig Station actually surpassed that mark, Johnson said. They hit roughly 1.8 million of lost-workday injury-free hours, he said.

It's worth noting, and Johnson said he's excited.

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"We're pretty proud of it. It's the employees, it's not management that makes something like that happen," he said. "As station manager, I think this really speaks highly of our employees."

Senior Business Partner Plant Representative Stephanie Gibson said the recognition proves that Craig Station stands out as an employee-centric business.

"This accomplishment is huge and it's not something most businesses can boast about," she said. "It didn't come at anything less than a total cooperation. This wouldn't be possible without joint commitment. It was a partnership to get this and we're really proud of everybody."

Contact Erin Fenner at 970-875-1794 or efenner@craigdailypress.com.