America's Most Dangerous Occupations, Day Seven

Perhaps not surprisingly, power linesmen engage in the 7th most dangerous job in the United States. Falls and electrocutions are the main causes of fatal injuries for power linemen, who often have to work in storms and cold to restore.

After high winds or ice storms cut power, lines are de-energized, making it less dangerous to work with. In jobs in regular weather, however, linemen may be dealing with thousands of volts of electricity.

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