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Tyson’s Cornish hen plant, Springdale gets safety award

Tyson Foods’ oldest processing plant, now dedicated to Cornish hens, recently received an award from the Arkansas Department of Labor for its safety record.

The plant achieved 13 million work hours without a lost day due to a work-related injury or illness. The timeframe for this achievement covered nearly 15 years — Feb. 26, 1999 to Jan. 11, 2014.

The Tyson Foods plant located on Randall Road in Springdale was built in 1958 and employs 358 workers.

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The award is presented to companies that excel in-on-the-job-safety records, as noted by the state labor department, the Arkansas Insurance Department and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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