Lineworker

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A lineworker (lineman (American English), linesman (British English), powerline technician (PLT), or powerline worker) is a tradesperson who constructs and maintains electric power transmission, telecommunications lines (cable, internet and phone) and distribution lines.wikipedia
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Electrician

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Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are electricians.
In the United States, electricians are divided into two primary categories: linemen, who work on electric utility company distribution systems at higher voltages, and wiremen, who work with the lower voltages utilized inside buildings.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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The union movement in the United States was led by lineman Henry Miller, who in 1890 was elected president of the Electrical Wiremen and Linemen's Union, No. 5221 of the American Federation of Labor.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union that represents nearly 750,000 workers and retirees in the electrical industry in the United States, Canada, Panama, Guam, and several Caribbean island nations; particularly electricians, or inside wiremen, in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public utilities.

Tradesman

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A lineworker (lineman (American English), linesman (British English), powerline technician (PLT), or powerline worker) is a tradesperson who constructs and maintains electric power transmission, telecommunications lines (cable, internet and phone) and distribution lines.

Southeast Lineman Training Center

Schools throughout the United States offer a pre-apprentice lineman training program such as Southeast Lineman Training Center and Northwest Lineman College.
Southeast Lineman Training Center, founded in 1999, is a vocational school offering training programs for people wanting to enter the linework industry.

Hot stick

Voltages higher than those that can be worked using gloves are worked with special sticks known as hot-line tools or hot sticks, with which power lines can be safely handled from a distance.
In the electric power distribution industry, a hot stick is an insulated pole, usually made of fiberglass, used by electric utility workers when engaged on live-line working on energized high-voltage electric power lines, to protect them from electric shock.

Slim (film)

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The film Slim (1937), starring Henry Fonda, based on the 1934 novel
The picture is a film adaptation of the 1934 novel Slim by William Wister Haines, which concerns linemen in the electric power industry.

William Wister Haines

The novels Slim (1933) and High Tension (1938) by William Wister Haines are classic portrayals of line work during the Great Depression.
Unable to find employment as an engineer during the Great Depression, he worked nights as an electric lineman on a railroad running between Chicago and the Eastern Seaboard.

Northwest Lineman College

Schools throughout the United States offer a pre-apprentice lineman training program such as Southeast Lineman Training Center and Northwest Lineman College.
2002 - Lineworker Certification Program established for power companies seeking journey-level certification for their lineworkers.

Wichita Lineman

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The popular song "Wichita Lineman" (1968), written by Jimmy Webb and first recorded by Glen Campbell
At that time, many telephone companies were county-owned utilities, and their linemen were county employees.

Overhead line

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A brief drive to electrify some railroads on the East Coast of the US led to the development of specialization of linemen who installed and maintained catenary overhead lines.
Lineman (technician)

Manpower (1941 film)

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The film Manpower (1941), starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, and George Raft
The script is one of many reworkings of the plotline for a 1932 Robinson movie called Tiger Shark, in which Robinson played essentially the same part, only as a tuna fisherman rather than an electric power lineman.

Electric power transmission

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A lineworker (lineman (American English), linesman (British English), powerline technician (PLT), or powerline worker) is a tradesperson who constructs and maintains electric power transmission, telecommunications lines (cable, internet and phone) and distribution lines.

Electric power distribution

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A lineworker (lineman (American English), linesman (British English), powerline technician (PLT), or powerline worker) is a tradesperson who constructs and maintains electric power transmission, telecommunications lines (cable, internet and phone) and distribution lines.

Electrification

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The term continued in use with the invention of the telephone in the 1870s and the beginnings of electrification in the 1890s.

Electrocution

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This new electrical power work was more hazardous than telegraph or telephone work because of the risk of electrocution.

Apprenticeship

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This also led to the establishment of apprenticeship programs and the establishment of more stringent safety standards, starting in the late 1930s.

Rural electrification

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The rural electrification drive during the New Deal led to a wide expansion in the number of jobs in the electric power industry.

New Deal

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The rural electrification drive during the New Deal led to a wide expansion in the number of jobs in the electric power industry.

Electrical substation

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Many power linemen during that period traveled around the country following jobs as they became available in tower construction, substation construction, and wire stringing.

Rail transport

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A brief drive to electrify some railroads on the East Coast of the US led to the development of specialization of linemen who installed and maintained catenary overhead lines.

East Coast of the United States

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A brief drive to electrify some railroads on the East Coast of the US led to the development of specialization of linemen who installed and maintained catenary overhead lines.

Diesel engine

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Growth in this branch of line work declined after most railroads favored diesel over electric engines for replacement of steam engines.

Capacitor

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They may perform a number of tasks associated with power lines, including installation or replacement of distribution equipment such as capacitor banks, distribution transformers on poles, insulators and fuses.

Insulator (electricity)

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They may perform a number of tasks associated with power lines, including installation or replacement of distribution equipment such as capacitor banks, distribution transformers on poles, insulators and fuses.

Fuse (electrical)

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They may perform a number of tasks associated with power lines, including installation or replacement of distribution equipment such as capacitor banks, distribution transformers on poles, insulators and fuses.