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Safety training held for electrical linemen


Brittany Kuhns / Sun-Telegraph

Local linemen attend safety training sponsored by Nebraska Rural Electric Association outside of Sidney.

Earlier this week Sidney hosted a three-day safety training for electrcial linemen in the area, sponsored by Nebraska Rural Electric Association.

Several vendors also helped make this training possible by donating time and equipment for students to learn.

More than 60 linemen west of McCook and into Colorado and Wyoming came to Sidney to attend the safety training. According to Larry Oetken, job training and safety coordinator with the NREA, multiple different trainings are held in Western Nebraska and are sponsored by NREA.

The trainings are all targeted to make sure linemen are up to dat...

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