It was a day not unlike any other. It was mid-November, and PG&E Electric Crew Foreman Greg Sisemore had gone out with his working resource coordinator to check out a special job they had coming up. After they’d gone over the particulars of the project and it came time for their lunch break, Sisemore’s coworker… [Read More]
Line crews at SMUD raised their buckets today to honor Donatus Okhomina, a former SMUD employee who lost his life over the weekend in a workplace accident at the City of Palo Alto (which is represented by SEIU). Our condolences go out to the Okhomina family. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the… [Read More]
City officials say Donatus Okhamina was injured while working on a transformer yesterday and later died.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of 26-year-old Colby Kyle, an outside line traveler from IBEW Local 852 out of Mississippi. Brother Kyle had been working in IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction for approximately five months, and according to police reports, he was driving a line truck for Wilson Construction in the… [Read More]
Local Union Safety Committee IBEW 1245 has been alerted to two accidents involving Hogg-Davis cable pulling trailers at PG&E. One incident occurred with the equipment being used improperly on a hill where control was lost, and several cars were damaged. In the other incident, a flat tire on the pulling trailer caused an accident with… [Read More]
IBEW 1245’s peer-to-peer groups continue to grow by approximately 10% annually. These member-driven programs continue to be the benchmark for member-to-member safety programs. Members engaging members is the best way to ensure a safe workplace. Brothers and sisters watching out for each other, participating with each other and having honest conversations about each other’s safety… [Read More]
The worker was driving a PG&E vehicle when someone fired a pellet gun, hitting the front passenger window, utility CEO Bill Johnson said during a news conference.
During a recent internal review, 3M discovered a potential issue involving certain versions and lots of the size-medium 3M™ Half Facepiece Disposable Respirators 5000 Series. In a limited number of instances, we have observed a pinhole in the chin area of the faceseal.