CFCC team members in Pittsfield, Baltimore and Georgetown are celebrating 1.2 million safe hours since the last lost time accident took place in December of 2007. Team members gathered at the Baltimore and Georgetown facilities earlier this month to recognize the landmark. Recently, Cianbro Corporation President Andi Vigue and CFCC Vice President & General Manager Jack Klimp joined the team at the Pittsfield facility to mark the accomplishment.
Fabrication Superintendent Jurgen Bell led off the congratulatory comments at a celebration luncheon, thanking team members for watching out for each other. "Working together is what makes us successful," said Jurgen. "One person can't do it, it takes all of us. Good communication among team players keeps us all safe and productive."
Jack described how dozens, if not hundreds, of hours are needed to investigate accidents and put preventative procedures in place. That toll is in addition to the damage done to the injured team member. "So thank you for making our job easier by working safely," said Jack. Andi offered additional accolades, reminding the team not to become complacent, and pointing out that even experienced people can get injured if they are not vigilant.
It has been nearly 11 years since the last lost time accident in the Pittsfield Fab Shop in January of 2002. The Baltimore Fab Shop has not seen a lost time accident since December of 2002. The last recordable in Baltimore was in August of 2008. March of 2011 was the date of the last recordable at the Pittsfield Fab Shop. The Pittsfield Paint Shop hasn't had a recordable since July of 2008. CFCC's new Georgetown facility in Massachusetts was added to the tally recently. They've contributed 9,000 safe hours since joining the Cianbro Companies.