Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


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.