Construction Firm AZCO Exceeds 10 Million Work Hours Without Lost Time Incident

APPLETON, Wisconsin — AZCO, part of the Burns & McDonnell family of companies, achieved the milestone of 10 million work hours without a lost time incident on Jan. 27, more than four years since the previous such incident. The company also reached 1 million work hours with no recordable incidents, as defined by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


In the process of attaining this achievement, AZCO has executed large projects in the natural gas, solar, oil and gas, and battery storage industries — including rebuilding a large refinery in the Upper Midwest and constructing three solar projects for Alliant Energy.

“Whether you are a site manager or field construction employee, safety is a part of the job every day. Our goal is to send our personnel, including subcontractors, home as safe as when they arrived that morning,” says Jason Konrad, safety director at AZCO. “We've developed a strong safety culture by leading from the top down, training our employees on safety, developing relationships while listening to our craft, and providing the proper equipment to get the job done.”

AZCO had its safest year on record in 2022, with a total recordable incident rate of 0.14, according to OSHA data. In contrast, the construction industry average rate is 3.0, which represents 3.0 injury incidents annually per 100 full-time equivalent employees.

“This journey started back in June 2018,” says Earle Cianchette, chief executive officer of AZCO. “This is a significant milestone accomplished by literally thousands of AZCO employees. I want to thank everyone who makes safety a priority every day and those who hold AZCO to the highest safety standards.”

About AZCO

AZCO is a heavy industrial construction and prefabrication solutions provider building the critical infrastructure that keeps communities and industries thriving. Part of the Burns & McDonnell family of companies, we work with union craft labor across the country, using an integrated approach to deliver more advanced controls and predictable outcomes. Learn how we are designed to build at azco-inc.com.

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of more than 13,500 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, planners, technologists, and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from 70 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn how we are designed to build.

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