High power job

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Skipjack, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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  2. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    That guy is crazy. there is no way you will ever see me doing that.
     

  3. blkhawkdwn

    blkhawkdwn New Member

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    that is jsut crazy 500 thousand volts passing through you
     
  4. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I think I'd be buying the pilot dinner every nite :eek:oooh:
     
  5. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    That job is interesting I just can't believe he is married too talk about brave LOL
     
  6. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Wow... I have the utmost respect for linemen. They're a special breed, for sure. Thanks for the story!
     
  7. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I've been a lineman but not like that. He earns every penny of his money.:eek:oooh:
     
  8. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I hope they both get paid well!
    Bill
     
  9. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    finally! i have seen those fella's in real life. me and a friend were fishin' out on the delta. we had only been out a couple of min. or so when i saw what i thought was some kind of big possum or something up on one of those line poles. we got out the binoc's and sure enough there was a guy up there. we watched him for a while before the helo came back and picked him up, flew him across the river, and set him on the next ploe. it was crazy. nobody ever believed us untill now. thanks for proving i wasnt drunk!

    j.d.
     
  10. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    About 10 years ago or so there was only one comapany in the United States that did that type of work. I saw a TV show about it once.
    Those guys make mega bucks.
    His biggest chance of disaster would be helicopter related in my opinion. Once you are on the line there is no way he can ground himself causing him to become toast. On the line his most dangerous place to be would be over a pole. And falling. If he falls he's dead if his harness fails and may be dead anyway.
    You can only suspend from a harness minutes often times before you are slowly suffocated by the weight of your own body. Yep even with todays fall protection. Been seeing notices fly around work and the plant about the dangers of wearing fall protection.
     
  11. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I'd bet there aren't many people trying to take his job!