Power Line Safety

Stay Clear of Power Lines

Stay at least 15 yards away from a downed power line

If you see a downed power line, never touch it with your hand or any other object, under any circumstances. Sounds pretty simple doesn't it? Yet a simple reminder now could mean survival later.

In fact, you should stay at least 15 yards away from a downed power line or other damaged facility. The voltage on the ground is highest in the immediate area around the electrical source and decreases with distance. Walking over the area can cause a fatal shock.

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