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What to Do When You Encounter a Downed Powerline

May is recognized as National Electrical Safety Month, but the mission of ensuring our membership’s safety is a daily responsibility at MTEMC. Educating our members on the dangers associated with energized electrical lines and equipment is important. For example, do you know what to do when a power line is brought down due to a car accident? This can be a very dangerous situation, so please take a look.

On the Road for Children’s Safety

MTEMC has more than 12,000 miles of electric line in four counties, so we make it a priority to educate the communities we serve about power line safety, especially children. That’s why we use a high-voltage electrical safety demonstration table at local schools and community events. We believe children, especially, need to learn about electric safety.

7 Points to Remember for First Responders

When first responders show up at the scene of a vehicle accident that has occurred under a power line, their first thought isn’t always to check for a downed line. This could prove to be fatal for both responders and victims. A downed power line can cause an injury or fatality for up to 30 feet around the point of contact depending on various factors.

Here are 7 things you should do if you are the first person to the scene of a vehicle crash that has hit or is under a power line.

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