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lineman

An individual who repairs transmission lines, including telephones, cable TV and electric lines. Typically outdoor work, the lineman's job started in the mid-1800s with the telegraph. In the U.K., the term is "linesman." See lineman's handset.
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PG&E's teams competed in a rigorous intra-company competition in May against linemen from Northern and Central California to determine which linemen would win the honor of representing PG&E and IBEW Local 1245 at the International Rodeo.
He demanded that the administration provide requisite equipment to the linemen to work in field.
Mayor Duterte also lauded the project of DLPC as this will help produce more capable and professional linemen here in the city.
The electrification agency will likewise create and institutionalize a pool of certified linemen and barangay electricians willing to further undergo training program for the next level of competency, and monitor the list of certified graduates.
As shared by the linemen, it is the joy and excitement that they see on the faces of the residents that serves as their energy booster.
Research has recognized that WRMDs in linemen contributes significantly to the sick-leave frequency and reduced productivity [8].
Since a controversial study in the 1990s reported that linemen have triple the risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared with other players, researchers have paid particular attention to the health consequences of playing football.
"Effective operations and maintenance of the distribution network depends heavily on linemen," said Michael Curtis, Director of USAID's Energy Office.
To help save lives and improve safety, the United States, through USAID, developed training programs for DISCO linemen, staff, and senior management.
Before Fitts, defensive back Jalen Ramsey and defensive linemen Torrodney Prevot and Jason Hatcher also backed out of their commitments.
PESHAWAR, July 2 -- Three WADPA linemen were injured in a grenade attack in Khyber , hospital sources said on Thursday.
The fold block involves two adjacent linemen either backside or play side blocking, a down defender, and a second level defender.