California Utility work hits different.

Hey guys, haven’t posted on here in quite awhile. I finally made the venture to move to California full time almost two years ago now. I got stuck in the utility game for 18 months and man it was wicked. The company I came out to work for did mainly the fire weekend trees on the powerlines. The approach they had has leveled my career immensely especially when it comes to falling trees. I was brought in to be lead climber but I also go to fall the trees as well. Never in my career did I think I’d get stuck playing around the zappies. Well I figured I’d share some of my experiences with the photos I’ve acquired. I’d like to hear for everyone’s stories
 

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Some more photos from the past yer or so
 

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I wish they would turn the power off, I’ve only had two high profile jobs where the lines were shut off or I was able to get covers. I stepped away unless it’s special projects with utility. High stress for jobs that could easily have the power shut down. I’m all for overhang but I’ve literally rigged branches with ropes in my mouth so I don’t break mad or get fried.
 

27RMT0N

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WA
Great photos, looks like some serious work you all are doing. I'm just glad I don't have to work in burned forests, what a mess! (In the PNW I just get wet and muddy instead....)
 

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