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Line crew’s safety training saves infant’s life

“We go to CPR training every year, and we’re always told that we’ll use it more away from work than at work,” said Arty Mayfield of Vacaville, California. “This is what we do. This is what we’re trained to do.”

Mayfield, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 and five other members of a Pacific Gas and Electric line crew recently put their life-savings skills to work, helping to save a nine-month old infant from choking.

(In the photo at right, Kurt Kidwell holds the baby he and his co-workers saved from choking. Photo by Dustin James.)

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