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Accidentally contacting a power line can be dangerous and in some cases, even deadly. Your local electric cooperative wants to help our members stay safe around power lines.

 

Keep a safe distance

Whether you are playing outdoors with your children or working on landscaping projects, keep a safe distance from power lines and other equipment your co-op uses to get electricity to your home.

 

Always remember to:

  • Stay away from power lines, meters, transformers and electrical boxes.
  • Don’t climb trees near power lines.
  • Never fly kits, remote control airplanes or balloons near power lines.
  • If you get something stuck in a power line, call your local electric cooperative to get it.
  • Keep a safe distance from overhead power lines when working with ladders or installing objects such as antennas.
  • Never touch or go near a downed power line.
  • Don’t touch anything that may be touching a downed wire, such as a car.
  • Keep children and pets away.

 

Find more useful information about how to stay safe around electricity from our other safety pages:

Power lines and cars

Indoor electrical safety

Generator safety

Stay safe during an outage

 

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