On August 11, a contract crew working on a de-energized 500KV line in Corning had a crew member receive serious burns from induction. That lineman, IBEW 1245 member Sammy Randby, ended up being airlifted to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento for treatment.
Over the course of the next week, Sister Randby received compassionate and loving care from the doctors and nurses inside the Burn Unit. For this reason, IBEW 1245 set out to do a fundraiser in appreciation of their efforts.
$3,000 was raised from 1245 staff and members, and the 1245 Executive Board received a unit motion requesting a match in funds. The request was generously approved, and a check for $6,000 is on its way to UC Davis Burn Center.
–Bob Gerstle, IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager