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      B&W Pantex goes more than 7 million hours without injuries

      The exemplary safety record at B&W Pantex helped land it a pair of prestigious awards.

      It received the President's Award for Best Performing Business Unit and the Target Zero Award,

      "I am happy to honor the thousands of men and women who do the critical work at Pantex with such a high commitment to safety," B&W President George Dudich said.

      The President's award, according to Pantex, is presented to the large site that demonstrates 'Best in Class' safety performance. The Target Zero Award goes to the site that completes the year without a lost time injury.

      Pantex went more than 7 million man hours without lost time injury, the company said.

      "The key to the outstanding safety performance at Pantex is employee involvement. Pantex employees lead numerous safety committees and initiatives," said B&W Pantex General Manager John Woolery.

      Pantex was also honored with the Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program's Star of Excellence earlier in 2012.