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Stix, G. ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY, USA

Techniques for working on live transmission lines, which avoids taking the lines out of service, are described. Union opposition and the need for safety standards for such work are discussed. The use of hot sticks, insulated poles that work a little like the grabbers with which grocery store clerks pull packages from shelves, as an alternative is briefly considered.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 9 )