For the second year in a row, the Snohomish County PUD took top safety honors at the state level with a first-place finish at the annual Governors Safety Conference and Washington State Pole Top Rescue Competition, held Sept. 20 in Tacoma. The PUD team consisted of journeyman linemen Dan Wittenberg and Jake Morgan.
Wittenberg and Morgan competed against teams from utilities across the state in a competition that tested their mettle not only at the top of the pole but on the ground performing CPR and other first aid tactics.
Wittenberg is the only lineman to score back-to-back perfect scores on the CPR component.
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