LOOK UP, when working or playing, and know where overhead powerlines are. When using a ladder make sure it’s a non-conductive type.
But most importantly, always stay at least 10 feet away from all power lines. If you need to get closer, call the cooperative. We can temporarily de-energize the line for critical work.
LOOK DOWN. When digging, Call 811. Utilities will mark where underground lines are buried, so you can avoid that hazard too. It’s free to call, and the lines are marked in a couple of days. Cutting into a line can cause severe injury or electrocution, and also thousands of dollars in damage. Many utilities hold the person that damages the lines responsible for those costs, depending on the circumstances.