Wrapping up electrical safety month – downed power lines

Downed power lines might look relatively harmless, but don’t be fooled. They likely carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or possible death. If you see a downed power line, move away from the line and anything touching it. Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything in contact with the line by using another object such as a broom or stick. Even normally non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, if slightly wet, can conduct electricity and electrocute you. Be careful not to put your feet near water where a downed power line is located, and do not drive over downed lines. Stay back to stay safe.

Posted on May 30, 2024

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