On July 8, IBEW 1245 member Dave Worstein was in Corcoran, California at work on a high speed rail project underway there, when his day became anything but ordinary. Worstein has 40 years in the trade at PG&E, and he’s currently contracting for Canus. His job involves inspecting underground vaults and conduits so that overhead… [Read More]
IBEW #2150 Journeyman Lineman, Eric Wickstrom, who was working for Diversified in San Bernardino, passed away July 22, 2020 following a high voltage electrical contact incident while responding to a car hit pole. IBEW Local #47 is passing the hat to help with future financial needs for the Wickstrom Family. 100% of all donations will… [Read More]
All the Peer-to-Peer Safety Summits for Hold the Pull, Control the Pressure and Keep the Clearance have been cancelled for this year. With the pandemic progressing it looks like we will have to wait a while before we are able to gather in the numbers we would like to see. The committees will be considering… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 Health and Safety Committee is reporting the following incidents: Two Tree crew incidents where the crew thought the tree was small enough that they didn’t need a rope or didn’t need to secure the rope they had in the tree. Both incidents were younger foremen, and both resulted in the tree… [Read More]
For more than three months, we have been working with our members and signatory employers on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. After several encouraging weeks, we are seeing record numbers of new infections in California and Nevada. It is not a disease to be taken lightly. Transmission of the mutated virus is frighteningly easy, and there is… [Read More]
Some PG&E hydro generation employees work in and around fast-moving waterways every day – and for them, getting wet is part of the job. “For those of us that are working in power gen, we never know when we might be in the water,” explained IBEW 1245 member and Power Gen Safety Team chairman John… [Read More]
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