Lineworker Appreciation Day Trivia

National Grid LineworkersJoin us in celebrating our electric lineworkers this week!   See if you know the answers to the following trivia questions: (the answers are below)

1.  What is the approximate number of lineworkers who responded to Superstorm Sandy?

a) 570,000
b) 67,000
c) 750

2. What is the average cost of installing overhead powerlines per mile?

a)  $1 million
b)  $643,000
c)  $40,000

3.  What is the approximate weight of tools and equipment work by electric lineman?

a)  12 lbs
b)  22 lbs
c)  30 lbs

4.  Who was the first lineman in the United States?

a)  Thomas Edison
b)  Ezra Cornell
c)  Alexander Graham Bell

5.  What is the approximate number of wood poles in service in the United States?

a)  170 million
b)  850,000
c)  1.3 million

6.  How many years of training do electric lineman go through to reach journeyman status?

a)  2
b)  4
c)  6

 

The answers are:

1.  What is the approximate number of lineworkers who responded to Superstorm Sandy?

a) 570,000
b) 67,000
c) 750

2. What is the average cost of installing overhead powerlines per mile?

a)  $1 million
b)  $643,000
c)  $40,000

3.  What is the approximate weight of tools and equipment work by electric lineman?

a)  12 lbs
b)  22 lbs
c)  30 lbs

4.  Who was the first lineman in the United States?

a)  Thomas Edison
b)  Ezra Cornell
c)  Alexander Graham Bell

5.  What is the approximate number of wood poles in service in the United States?

a)  170 million
b)  850,000
c)  1.3 million

6.  How many years of training do electric lineman go through to reach journeyman status?

a)  2
b)  4
c)  6

 

Source: http://www.linemanappreciationday.com/lineman-at-a-glance/

3 Comments

Mike Cleary

$40,000 to install 1 mile of overhead distribution is way too low. The installation cost of the poles alone exceed that number.

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Anna Masiello

Line workers, and our underground crews and their supervisore are the backbone of our electric company. They work tiredlessly whether in a storm or everyday to keep the power on. Personally I couldn’t do my job without them. Thank you all for the great job you do, I really appreciate it.

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