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High in a bucket truck, grabbing live wire

They are called barehanders, specially trained to work on energized, high-voltage transmission power lines while in a bucket 100 feet in the air. Fewer than 20 utilities in the nation have such crews. Dominion Power is one of them.

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Article | On a recent morning last month, a Dominion Power crew made the bumpy ride to a damaged transmission line in Fauquier County, bouncing in a bucket truck along the makeshift dirt and gravel road. They stopped near a 150-foot tower in a clearing filled with rocks, mud and branches.

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