The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workforce reported no lost-time safety incidents during the 2020 calendar year, part of a 14-month period without such injuries.
“We’ve gone over a year without a recordable lost time safety incident at the plant,” said Ken Harrawood, project manager, Bechtel Pueblo Team. “That’s roughly 5 million hours worked since our last lost time case, and we are very pleased and proud of our safety performance.”
In 2020, the Pueblo plant continued its mission of safely destroying the chemical weapons stockpile in Colorado. The workforce was tasked with meeting many goals, which included the conclusion of the 155mm projectile destruction campaign in September, and the beginning of the 105mm campaign in December.
While meeting these goals, the workforce continued to follow safety protocols at the plant, limiting injuries in the process. Cumulatively, eight recordable safety incidents occurred in 2020 among the more than 1,600-member workforce. None of those injuries required the employee to miss work.