Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day is August 26, and the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is celebrating the great men and women who work hard every day to construct, operate, and maintain the electric system that keeps Florida running.
“We count on electricity, so when the power goes out, we want it restored as quickly as possible. The PSC is pleased to honor and recognize the Florida lineworkers who make it happen,” said Chairman Art Graham. “Lineworkers are invaluable--working all hours of the day, often in hazardous conditions, to restore power and return lives to normal.”
Florida’s lineworkers are highly skilled professionals, trained to work safely and efficiently during high winds, rain, or other inclement conditions. When needed, they selflessly leave their families to travel to other parts of the country to help restore power to homes and businesses struggling after a storm.
Even when there is no storm or hurricane, lineworkers toil daily with high voltage electric lines as they dangle high above the ground in harnesses to keep the lights on. Collectively, lineworkers maintain the nation’s more than 5.5 million miles of local distribution lines.
In 2012, the Florida House of Representatives created Lineworker Appreciation Day, honoring the thousands of workers risking their lives daily to ensure delivery of reliable electric service throughout the state.
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