Contact: Kari Goodman
Tel: (573) 231-7116
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MISSOURI LINEWORKER APPRECIATION DAY
April 7, 2016 – Hannibal, MO – This April 11th is Missouri Lineworker Appreciation Day in Missouri, to honor the critical work performed by our electrical crews. In 2015, the Missouri legislature set the second Monday in April for an annual observance of this appreciation date.
Our Hannibal Board of Public Works lineworkers do a difficult, dangerous job that really matters. Lineworkers’ everyday work involves handling thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines. This sort of work requires special training and skill. It’s also a job they have to perform safely in all kinds of weather conditions, at any hour of the day or night.
In addition to their regular daily work of installing and repairing our power connections, lineworkers are crucial members of the community of first responders. When trouble strikes, the job of a lineworker is often to head toward a scene of danger, to keep the electricity flowing and to make conditions safe for other first responders like police, firefighters and emergency medical staff. When called upon, many of these Missouri lineworker hometown heroes also sometimes travel to assist neighboring communities or even neighboring states with their storm recovery needs, at no cost to their home cities. Our recovery from weather-related emergencies and larger disasters would be difficult and much longer without their commitment.
The Hannibal Board of Public Works has nine (9) lineworkers (Journeymen Linemen) on our electric crew, responsible for maintain Hannibal’s 120 miles of power lines, six (6) substations, and more than 1,700 streetlights. Their skill and dedication are a huge part of how Hannibal is able to serve the community with reliable, safe, affordable electricity to homes and businesses. These hometown heroes put their lives on the line every day, and they deserve our recognition and thanks.
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