Utility line work is in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America. Thirty to fifty workers in every 100, 000 are killed on the job every year, amounting to twice the fatality rate of police officers and firemen. Still more linemen suffer non-fatal loss of limbs from electrical burns and mechanical trauma. Regardless, their families are often left in need of support.
The employees of PLH Group has organized a 5K run around Lake Carolyn in Irving, Texas to commemorate National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th. Nationwide, other companies and organizations will be rallying at events to remember fallen linemen on this day. It’s been a tradition, since 2013 when the U.S. Senate passed the resolution to remember these essential workers who serve us daily.
So far, 52 people have signed up for the 5K event, spearheaded by the PLH Group Women’s Resource Group.
5 K Route around Lake Carolyn
PLH Group, like so many others, will be buying their commemorative t-shirts and gear for the event from a centralizing organization—The Fallen Linemen Organization. This 501(c)(3) was started to memorialize fallen electrical line workers and care for the families who have lost [or impacted by a severe injury] a loved one in the line of duty. On their website you can find volunteer opportunities, purchase safety gear, and most importantly, donate to the cause. PLH Group is proud to support The Fallen Linemen Organization by organizing the fundraising 5K event.