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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

'Workshop' Stresses Service and Safety


September 18, 2019

Forrest Hershberger

Linemen are taught many levels of personal and environmental safety in training for electric line maintenance. Insulation is placed on the wires and the cross beams in addition to the safety equipment used by the linemen.

On the rolling hills just north of Sidney, the sense of timeless rural life was broken by the numerous service trucks and even more linemen.

It is three days of making sure electricity customers continue to have the right response when turning a switch, needing a stove or relying on a refrigerator. They are the men and women who climb the poles in dedication of electric power delivered to its customers, and of each lineman returning home each night.

The program had all levels of experience from new employees fresh into the industry to seasoned linemen refreshing their skills.

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