Kevin Cook, a senior operator at the Hauser, Idaho-based Champion Concrete Pumping & Conveying Inc., has received the 2014 Safe Operator of the Year award from the American Concrete Pumping Association. The award recognizes his exemplary record in workplace safety and safe concrete pumping practices.

Cook has worked for 21 years as a concrete pump operator and was nominated for the prestigious national honor by his employer. He received the award in a ceremony held at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the
annual World of Concrete Show.