Lineman (technician)

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A Lineworker repairing a damaged power line.

A lineworker (or powerline worker), is a trained tradesperson who builds and maintains power distribution and telephone networks and their infrastructure, such as supporting poles and pylons.

The word lineworker refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs. Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are electricians.

Linework can be dangerous. Personal protective equipment diminishes the risk of injury or death. PPE has the serious limitation that it does not eliminate the hazard at the source and may result in employees being exposed to the hazard if the equipment fails.[1]

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  1. "Personal Protective Equipment". Retrieved 2012-10-31. Personal Protective Equipment