Wonder what it takes to be a lineman for the power grid?
August 22, 2017 8:13pm CST
We both just watched LIFE ON THE LINE with John Travolta and many other fine actors and actresses. It was very inspiring. It showed in that movie, just what kind of man takes on this job and the many dangerous risks involved. To learn more about linemen you might want to Google it but still I think you might like the movie and if so let me know what you think about it. Below is a Facebook page about the real linemen who risk their very lives each and every day and provide America with the electricity that we all so much take for granted. My wife has a son who is a master electrician and he has been risking his life every day and he is a true testament to the will power of the American Spirit of Getting the Job Done and doing it right the first time.
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• Garden Grove, California
I got to watch four lmemen one here work om a ;power pole in the alley bejind my room the electrcity was turmed o\ff here in pur building and inthe Vietnamese grocery store too midnight they had one enormous ttrucik with flood lights and tghepole to life the four men up to the =power pole and all wore white coveralls. they were cleaning some tthing on the pole that connected to a whole clock or more of homes. I was fascinated as I heard them call to eacj other r haning om aomething up there and working to keep our power lines working.,I was totally interested and excited too lwas fascinated to tel the truth
• Dallas, Texas
That is very interesting. They are amazing to me as well. One of the Oncor guys did us a favor and used a long pole saw to cut off some high branches over our power line in our back yard. Did it in just a few seconds. I had to pick up all kinds of branches and put them aside for pickup later.
• Atlanta, Georgia
M,y nephew in law was a lineman for years until his helper jamed him into a hot line. He was a long time recovering and has no use of one hand, other parts of his body were injured. He was hospitalized for months and is no longer able to work. It's a dangerous job.
• Dallas, Texas
Sorry to hear about this. Yes, it is a very very dangerous job. Only very well trained and highly qualified people should do this kind of work and even then, that is no guarantee not to be injured or killed on the job. It is a very high risk occupation for all.