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Hank On The Line

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Chasing New Jersey’s Hank Flynn got a chance to experience a day in the life of a New Jersey lineman, the guys who go out in the wind, snow and rain to get the power back up when the weather gets rough.

While some lineman’s work happens down on the ground, a lot of it, maybe most of it, actually happens as high as 60 feet up in the air. Lineman Adam Power talked about the perks of his profession.

“My favorite part of the job is the reward of giving people back their power,” he shared.

The tools these guys carry on them during the job are heavy, about thirty pounds on their waist and the crew is required to wear big thick rubber gloves and rubber shoulder pads to keep from getting shocked. In fact, the human body is made up of mostly water which is an excellent conductor of electricity. The crew showed Hank what would happen to him if he got shocked by demonstrating the electricity on a hotdog. Needless to say, that dog was toast.

There are no circumstances whatsoever under which customers or anyone else except a qualified PSE&G lineman should be touching anything along electrical lines.

Safety is the absolute number-one priority on these sites, however, Kristine Lloyd with PSE&G knows that saving money is the top priority for many of the electric company’s customers.

“Customers can rest assured that their rates are going to be stable. But if you’re looking for ways to reduce your rates, we have a lot of things you can do on our website PSE&G.com,” she shared.

 

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