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Audio Spot: Spallation Neutron Source safety landmark observed
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.,
June 24, 2005
Four million work hours without lost time for injury was celebrated by construction workers today at the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge.
"We had the union representation, national AFL-CIO and state labor union representation, as well as management here to thank the craft for a huge effort over the last five years," said Dick Davis, project manager during the construction phase.
Davis said going more than five years without a lost workplace injury is an accomplishment to be proud of.
"This is a complete celebration safety in acknowledgement of a superior effort that we've gotten in our relationship that started in December 1999," Davis said.
The SNS is scheduled to start operating in 2006.
ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.