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Line Workers Retiring at Fast Clip

Lineman-in-training George Melo drills a hole in a utility pole after securing himself with belt and spikes.
Chris Arnold, NPR
Lineman-in-training George Melo drills a hole in a utility pole after securing himself with belt and spikes.

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NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996 and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001.