Topics: Safety, Met-Ed

Reading, Pa. – Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) linemen and other operations services employees based in Gettysburg and Hanover have worked a combined seven years without incurring an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable injury, which is one that requires medical treatment beyond basic first aid.

The safety milestone is more than five years for Met-Ed employees based at the Gettysburg service center and two years for those at the Hanover service center.  Overall, about 50 line workers, meter readers, managers, forestry and meter services personnel have worked safely for more than 507,000 combined hours. 

“Safety is the top priority at Met-Ed and we are proud of this impressive achievement,” said Ed Shuttleworth, regional president, Met-Ed.  “Safe operations represents a commitment by our employees and management leadership to ensure everyone returns home safely to their families and friends each and every day.”

The safety achievements are even more impressive knowing that Met-Ed employees work with high voltages of electricity, and often operate in some of the most dangerous conditions, including ice and snow, high winds and thunderstorms and wide-spread flooding.  More than 250,000 customers in the Gettysburg and Hanover areas have had their power restored since any Met-Ed employee in those locations last sustained an OSHA-recordable injury. 

Met-Ed, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, serves approximately 560,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties.  Follow Met-Ed on Twitter @Met Ed and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MetEdElectric.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.

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