A Job Usually Taken for Granted
Lineman Appreciation Day began as a way to publicly thank utility workers who construct and maintain our electrical lines. While we can publicly thank those who work in our communities, we also remember those who worked when electricity was a new commodity.
The electrical industry has grown by leaps and bounds since the late 1800s, and that growth has come at a high price, including the cost of human lives lost. As with any major construction industry, electrical work has inherent dangers, with electricity often referred to as a “silent killer.”
e-Hazard joins our community and the electrical industry by saying “Thank you!” to those who put their lives on the line daily to make sure homes and businesses continue to have electricity. We certainly couldn’t do our work without you.
While April 18 is nationally recognized as Lineman Appreciation Day, we understand that different companies and organizations have chosen to honor linemen and women on different dates. Whenever you choose to recognize the day, make sure you #thankalineman.
Families of the Fallen
The family members of linemen who have died on the job sometimes need support from the outside. The Fallen Lineman Organization was formed to respond to their great need.
- The 25 most dangerous jobs in America according to USA Today (2023) – Electrical power line installers and repairers are at #18.
- Find out more about the International Lineman’s Rodeo & Expo 2023 (to be held on October 11-14, 2023)
- The story of Henry Miller, a lineman in the late 1800s and one of the founders of the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
- A tribute to linemen by Northwest Lineman College.
- Photos from the early days of electrical work.