Hang on a moment!.
I've been a Line Mechanic for a few years now and just like Residential work, Line work can be as safe or as dangerous as YOU make it!.
One thing that I have noticed in the Safety Area, is the fact that some Lineys don't wear Gloves on HV lines.
I mean, you wouldn't put your hand in a Crocodiles mouth would you?.
And rizer, the reason us guys are paid at the level we are, is because it is really hard work!.
And another thing is, most of our Lines workers here hold Advanced Trade in Live Glove and Barrier work and some also hold licences in 110kV Hot-Stick work.
So we are in no way dumb people, our knowledge and experience keeps us alive!.