View from the top: Basin Electric linemen take part in live line training

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(From left): Journeyman-Lineman Jared Floyd, Lead Lineman Ryan Brink, Journeyman-Lineman Dave Caswell, Lead Lineman Steve DenOuden, Journeyman-Lineman Erick Nelson, Journeyman-Lineman Sean Keller and Journeyman-Lineman John Bahm conduct a transmission training exercise near Beulah, ND.

Safety is paramount at Basin Electric. The cooperative cares that employees practice caution at work, and come home safe and sound every day.

During the week of Aug. 31, Basin Electric transmission line crews gathered to run through live line training, an exercise that involved self-rescues and conductor cart rescues on actual transmission lines.

A GoPro camera was used to get an up-close look. Check out the video to see the training from a lineman’s perspective.

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