Information from Thumb Electric Cooperative regarding electrical safety.
Important Safety Information
- Remember that any line can be live, so never touch a downed power line, or try to use water to extinguish a fire that has been caused by a sparking line.
- Electrocution is a very real danger when the weather wreaks havoc on electric lines, or when a pole is hit in an accident and lines fall.
- Warn your children that downed power lines are always to be avoided.
- If you are in a vehicle and a line falls on your car, do not leave the vehicle, as you will become electricity’s path to the ground and could well be electrocuted. If you have to exit your vehicle, do so by jumping clear of the vehicle making sure you do not make contact with the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Call for help and ask that Thumb Electric Cooperative be notified. Alert others coming near the vehicle not to touch the vehicle.