PIKE COUNTY, Ohio - The health and safety of Portsmouth Site employees is the first priority. When something doesn’t seem right, team members know to act.
That was the case when employees with Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP), EM's Portsmouth Site decontamination and decommissioning contractor, found one of their own unwell earlier this month.
“These individuals did exactly what we focus on every day,” FBP Site Project Director Greg Wilkett said. “They saw something was not right and immediately took action, putting the health and safety of their co-worker as a priority and ultimately saving his life.”
FBP maintenance mechanics Dave Setty and Jim Lewis and Maintenance Supervisor Matt Sevens had approached their co-worker with concern. He initially refused help. But with persistence, the trio was able to get the teammate medical attention.
“We are together every day,” Setty said. “When we saw him, we immediately knew something was wrong, and he needed help.”
Setty, Lewis and Sevens were honored for their actions with parent company Fluor’s Silver Medallion Medal of Safety Award, established in 1992 to recognize employees who embody the company’s most vital commitment to protecting one another.
Their co-worker received the medical attention he needed and is recovering at home.
“This is a great example of what our culture is like here at the Portsmouth Site,” Wilkett said. “We look out for each other and always put safety first.”
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