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Contacting an overhead power line could cost you your life.

Overhead power lines are not insulated. So if you touch one with your body, your equipment, or your tools, you or someone you work with could die. Everyone who works near power lines is at risk, whether you operate heavy equipment or use ladders and handheld tools. It’s up to you to work safely to protect yourself, your crew, and the public.


Examine the Site

Make a Safety Boundary

Use a Dedicated Spotter

Guiding Loads

Tall & Long Equipment

Irrigation Systems

Downed Power Lines

If a Co-Worker Hits a Power Line

If You Hit a Power Line


Power Lines