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Lineman Invents Shield to Protect Workers in Buckets

(As featured in Transmission & Distribution World)

December 1, 2011

Source: Transmission & Distribution World

The following is an excerpt from a posting on Transmission & Distribution World:

Lineman Invents Shield to Protect Workers in Buckets

Seven years ago, a lineman was working in a bucket to change out an insulator on the middle phase of a three-phase line. He positioned his bucket between the center and outside phase to perform the work live. The transformer's stinger was connected to one of the phases. The lineman had his back to this stinger, which carried the same voltage as the main line. As he moved around in the bucket, his shoulder came dangerously close to brushing the stinger.

Read the full article at Transmission & Distribution World.

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