In Maine: IBEW Local 1837
16 Old Winthrop Road
Manchester, ME 04351
Phone: (207) 623-1030, Fax: (207) 621-8384
In New Hampshire:
680 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 743-1652, Fax: (603) 743-1654

Maine Members Testify at Lineworker Safety Hearing

Thirteen members and one family member attended the legislative hearing on March 8, 2001 at the Maine State Capitol. Seven of them gave oral and written testimony in support of the bill. Below is testimony from some of them.

Jane Allen
Dale Blethen
Joan Blethen
Bob Dodge
Dana Hayes
Bob Reed


Jane Allen's Testimony

Senator Ferguson, Representative Savage, Honorable Committee Member:

My name is Jane Allen and I am a resident of West Gardiner. I am here to speak in support of LD 0869 and to urge you to pass the "Lineworker Safety Act."

I am employed as a dispatcher for Central Maine Power and would like to speak to the issue of working alone from the perspective of being at the other end of the radio. I am the one that calls and wakes the duty people up at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning to send them out to outages and other trouble calls.