CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. – City of Chattahoochee Utilities will join the state to celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day on August 26 in honor of the men and women who risk their lives daily to ensure reliable delivery of electricity throughout Florida.
“Lineworkers risk their lives to ensure their neighbors have energy flowing to their homes and businesses,” said Robert Presnell, City Manager. “Their around-the-clock commitment and service to our community is very much appreciated. If you see our lineworkers tomorrow or any day, please give them your thanks.”
Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day was created to show gratitude to the men and women who risk their lives daily to ensure reliable delivery of electricity throughout Florida. It was designated by the Florida House of Representatives in 2012 in memory of Marc Moore, a lineworker for Lakeland Electric, who was tragically killed while serving his community in 2002. In 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics listed utility line work as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.
Lineworkers not only service their own communities, but others across the state and country. When disasters strike, such as this past year’s Hurricane Michael, lineworkers leave their families and homes to travel to neighboring cities and states working long hours under dangerous conditions to help restore power.
Use hashtags #ThankALineman, #Linelife, and # LineworkerAppreciationDay on social media to help recognize Florida lineworkers on this day of appreciation.