“There are a lot of hidden dangers around power line construction zones,” says WEMC’s Brad Adcock, director of loss control. “Our linemen are trained to avoid these hazards and work safely. It’s important for everyone else to stay well back from our crews and equipment.”
Besides being injured, over-curious onlookers can divert a lineman’s attention from the task at hand. When manipulating wires carrying 14,400 volts, these skilled technicians need to focus all their thoughts on what they’re doing.
“If you have any questions about a Walton EMC work site, ask our linemen,” says Adcock. “They have the authority to maintain a safe environment and can tell you how far back to stay.”
Review these power line safety rules and teach your children how to stay safe around electricity outdoors:
Call (770) 267.2505 to speak to a Customer Care Representative from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.