Look Up for Powerlines
Coming in contact with overhead power lines can be deadly. Today’s farm machinery is bigger and taller, making the danger of working around electric lines greater than ever. Harvest time can be the most dangerous time of all. Make sure your family is cautious.
Utility lines are uninsulated. Don’t let your body become a direct link to the ground. This could yield fatal results.
Know the clearance height of all farm equipment. To be safe, keep all objects at least 10 feet from overhead lines.
Never attempt to raise or move a power line. If you are operating machinery that touches a line, stay where you are and call for help.
If you must leave the equipment, jump as far as you can so that no part of your body touches both the equipment and the ground.