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Princeton earns State Utilities Association Safety Award

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:59 p.m. CDT
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Princeton Superintendent of Electric & Telecommunications Jason Bird (left) accepts an award from the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association’s President & CEO Kevin Gaden recognizing the electric department’s outstanding safety record.

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) recently honored the city of Princeton for have earned a first place award in its category in the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award for Excellence competition.

Princeton earned the award by logging 33,280 employee hours of work without incurring a single lost-time accident or injury. This is the sixth consecutive year that Princeton has earned this award.

Kevin Gaden, president and CEO of the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, presented the IMUA Safety Award to Princeton Superintendent of Electric and Telecommunications Jason Bird at a ceremony held during the association’s annual meeting in Springfield on May 15.

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