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A lineman , is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution facilities.

  • The term is also used for those who install and maintain
    • telephone,
    • telegraph,
    • cable TV and
    • fiber optic lines.


The term refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs.

  • Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are Electricians.


Also known as:

  • a lineworker,
  • powerline technician (PLT), or
  • a powerline worker

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See Also Off Site

How Linemen Handle Hot Wires and Stay Alive

  • Popular Science article July 1949

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Page last modified on Thursday January 26, 2017 09:07:11 CST by WizarDave.

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