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Electric Utilities Dept. Achieves Three Years without Lost-Time Accident

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2015

Media Contact:
Clarence Smith, Director of Electric Utilities
(830) 401-2405 / csmith@seguintexas.gov

Electric Utilities Dept. Achieves Three Years without Lost-Time Accident

SEGUIN, Texas – The City of Seguin Electric Utilities Department has achieved three years without a lost-time accident. Avoiding such accidents results in significant financial savings for the city.

“This is a remarkable achievement, especially considering the nature of the work,” Assistant Human Resources Director Nona Vogel said. “Each and every member of the Electric Utilities Department contributed to this impressive safety milestone.”

Electric Utilities employees often work under extreme conditions that include live electricity. These circumstances illustrate the dedication needed to achieve such an impressive milestone.

“I’m very proud of our team for this accomplishment,” Electric Utilities Director Clarence Smith said. “Working together as a brotherhood allows the team the opportunity to achieve goals like this. They are very dedicated and enjoy their jobs.”

The department provides the construction of new facilities needed to extend electrical service to new customers and performs maintenance on 110 miles of overhead electric lines, 26 miles of underground electric lines, three substations and installs and maintains all street and security lights.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts, an engine manufacture and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2014, Seguin was proud to be selected by Siro Group USA as the future home of the company's North American manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash