Memory Lane

Memory Lane: Thinking safety, new power plants, and a lifesaving youngster

Safety has been at the core of company values dating back to its beginning. In 1961, the company was asking its employees to “Think Safety.”

Memory Lane: Thinking safety, new power plants, and a lifesaving youngster

Here’s some of the headlines from 60, 45, and 25 years ago.

June 21, 1961


Disabling work injuries sustained in the Dhahran district during recent weeks has given rise to a new "Think Safety" campaign.


A review of disabling injuries that have occurred during the year reveals that all of them have something in common. In every case, the accident could have been avoided if the person or persons responsible had taken time to think -- think in terms of the proper and safe method of performing the job. Failure to think before acting is also the cause of the majority of accidents other than disabling injuries, both on and off the job.


As a reminder to help employees think safety, a thinking-man symbol has been utilized throughout Dhahran.


June 23, 1976


A mammoth new power plant will soon be in service at Berri-Jubail.


Designed to provide power to the new Berri NGL plant, and eventually to the industrial complex at Jubail as well, the power plant is targeted to generate 760 megawatts (mw) of electrical power by early 1980 — almost as much as Aramco's current total capacity.


To generate this power, the new Berri plant will utilize ten 76 mw combustion gas turbine generators, the largest of their type int he world, and the first to be incorporated into the Aramco power system.

June 19, 1996


Justin Lee of Boy Scout Troop 464 in Ras Tanura received the National Certificate of Merit for saving the life of his younger brother Cameron.


Justin was able to save his younger brother from hanging to death after seeing his brother suffer an accident in the back yard that left the boy hanging by his neck from a rope.


"I ran out to help him while yelling for help," the Scout said, who noted he lifted him up and waited for his dad, who ran into the house and got a knife to cut the younger boy down.


"I was glad I could help him," said Justin.


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