Numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put electrical line workers among the top ten most dangerous jobs in the United States.
The job of a lineman is fraught with dangers. Utilities are targeting a zero fatality rate, but about 3 million nonfatal recordable incidents were reported in 2014.
Electrical power line installers and repairers rank just above construction supervisors and extraction workers in terms of their fatality rate per 100,000 workers. Logging workers, fishers, and aircraft pilots and flight engineers topped the list.
Source: Utility Dive www.utilitydive.com