Safety in your home or work place is very important, especially when it comes to people who work with dangerous equipment and in hazardous environments. Working in and around power lines requires practicing extreme caution, as they can be dangerous and potentially fatal if not handled correctly.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International has provided a few tips on how to stay safe and avoid injuries around power lines.
Downed power lines are extremely dangerous and can cause electrocution, fires and other fatal injuries .
Never touch a downed power line or the area near it, in case the surroundings are also energized. All downed power lines have the potential to be live, and a person should move around the area carefully and cautiously.
If another person has been struck by a power line, do not touch them. Call 911 immediately and back away from the victim.A
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