ARTESIA — Central Valley Electric Cooperative (CVE) is congratulating Ben Valenzuela after the journeyman/lineman was recognized by his peers with the Long Rope Safety Award.
Valenzuela has worked for CVE for nine years, recently taking a new position working on a bucket truck and once again rising to the challenge. His peers describe him as dependable and willing to help wherever needed.
“Ben is a hard worker, has a mind for safety, and always has a smile on his face,” a colleague said.
The Long Rope Safety Award is dedicated to all linemen in New Mexico who have been killed or injured on the job. It is given to an individual with a positive attitude toward training, communication and safe work habits who also demonstrates a culture of safety in a challenging industry.
The employees, management and board of trustees at CVE congratulate Valenzuela for being a leader in safety