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Power Line Safety

Power Line Safety

Accidentally contacting a power line can be dangerous and sometimes deadly.  Treat all downed and hanging lines as if they are energized.  STAY AWAY, always keep a safe distance from power lines and other equipment your co-op uses to get electricity to your home.

Always follow these safety tips:

  • Stay away from power lines, meters, transformers, and electrical boxes
  • Don’t climb trees near power lines
  • Never fly kites, remote control devices, or even balloons near power lines
  • If something gets stuck in a power line, call Lane-Scott Electric
  • Keep a safe distance when on ladders or installing objects near power lines
  • NEVER touch or go near a downed wire
  • NEVER touch anything that may be touching a downed wire
  • If a power line falls on your vehicle, stay inside the vehicle, and don’t let others touch the vehicle
  • Don’t help anyone out of a vehicle with a downed line on it
  • If you must leave the inside of a vehicle, such as in the event of a fire, follow these guidelines:
    • Do not step out of the vehicle, jump free of the car so your body clears the vehicle before touching the ground
    • Once clear, shuffle at least 50 feet away with both feet on the ground

As in all power related emergencies, call 911 immediately!

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