Power lines and other utility equipment like substations, transformers and meter pedestals, do their jobs safely as long as you keep your distance. Electricity always seeks the shortest path to the ground. It tries to find a conductor, such as metal, wet wood, water or even your body since it is 70% water!
Even a very small current, like from one 7.5 watt Christmas tree bulb, can kill you if it passes through your chest. Most electrical injuries can be both foreseen and avoided. Always practice safety by following this important motto:
"Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around"
Always know your surroundings when operating machinery that reaches high into the air, working on a roof, climbing a tree or ladder, doing your own electrical work, digging in the yard or even flying a kite.
Click on one of the safety articles below for tips to keep you and your family safe!