Focus on safety produces significant safety accomplishments in last six months of 2009
Luminant employees' dedicated focus on safety is more evident than ever with more than 35 safety milestones achieved in the past six months; of those, 15 are significant new safety records.
“I am impressed with the remarkable number of new safety records our employees accomplished in the last half of 2009,” said Mike Williams, Luminant chief fossil officer. “Their commitment proves that safety isn't just something we talk about, it's a behavior we actively embrace day in and day out. I hope the achievements of 2009 inspire our team to reach even higher in 2010, strengthening our position as an industry leader in this critical area.”
Among the major safety milestones reached in the second half of 2009:
- Luminant's entire power plant fleet reached two years without a lost-time injury, the equivalent of nearly nine million safe work hours
- Oak Hill Mine achieved five million safe work hours – a company first among the mining fleet
- Valley Power Plant completed 36 years without a lost-time injury; Stryker Creek Power Plant reached 34 years without a lost-time injury; DeCordova Power Plant achieved 29 years without a lost-time injury; and Lake Hubbard Power Plant accomplished 28 years without a lost-time injury
- Big Brown, Comanche Peak Nuclear, Sandow and Stryker Creek power plants each achieved one year without a recordable injury; this means that during this time not one employee received an injury requiring medical treatment beyond basic first aid
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Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, construction and development operations. Luminant has more than 17,500 megawatts of existing generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 7,200 MW fueled by coal. An additional 800 MW of coal-fueled generation capacity is under construction and expected to begin commercial operation in 2010. The company is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit www.luminant.com or www.energyfutureholdings.com for additional information.