IBEW 1245 members carried NV Energy across another safety milestone this week, according to a story by the Associated Press.
The employees at the Fort Churchill Generating Station have now gone 27 years without a lost-time injury at the utility’s natural gas-fired power plant in northwestern Nevada. That’s not 27 days, or 27 weeks, or 27 months, but 27 years.
NV Energy said that the last time one of the nearly 30 employees at the power plant missed work due to an accident was March 30, 1987.
The Edison Electric Institute says the 226-megawatt plant near Yerington has the longest safety record of any fossil-fueled generating station in the nation.
The first of the plant’s two units went into service in 1968; the second in 1971.
Read more about the IBEW 1245 members at Fort Churchill Generating Station in this feature story from the Utility Reporter last year.