Throughout April, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is celebrating line workers by highlighting the men and women who help keep the lights on in homes across America.
Every day, these line workers face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines—often in the wake of Mother Nature’s worst when their communities are at their most vulnerable. It’s no wonder the profession is among the 25 most dangerous jobs in the country.
But line workers do more than just keep the lights on and their communities safe. NRECA asked for member co-ops to share stories of line workers who have gone above and beyond. Amicalola EMC chose to add one of our own to the list of those honored across the nation. Congrats to Joey and all the line workers who give so much to keep the lights on.