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MEDIA RELEASE

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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
July 28, 2004
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Zachry Construction Company Earns State Workplace Safety Award

NASHVILLE - Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley recently presented Zachry Construction Company of Old Hickory the Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health. Neeley presented the award July 28, 2004, at the 27th annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress and Exposition held at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville.

"It is rare for a construction company to amass this kind of record. This is the only construction firm among this year's recipients," said Neeley. "Achieving the required level of safety shows Zachry is strongly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. It's a tribute to the company that its employees work to sustain such a notable safety record."

The Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health is given to Tennessee employers who meet the required number of hours during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict his normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

Zachry is the construction contractor at the DuPont - Old Hickory site. The company has worked more than 7,812,000 man hours without a restricted duty case and more than 1.7 million man hours without a lost-workday injury.

NOTE TO PRINT MEDIA: A digital photo of the group accepting his award is available by calling the Department of Labor & Workforce Development Communications Office at (615) 741-2257.

Caption: Regina Hopkins and John Farris of Zachry Construction Company accept the Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health from Jim Neeley (right), commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, and John Winkler (left), administrator for the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) division of the department, at the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held in Nashville.

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