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* Power Line Safety #01 *

Heads up on power line safety

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) data shows that between 1990 and 1998, more than 300 people in the U.S. were electrocuted when an antenna or pole they were holding touched a high-voltage power line. During this same timeframe, CPSC is aware of nearly 150 electrocution deaths due to ladders coming into contact with an electrical line.

When participating in outdoor, overhead activities, take the following precautions:

* Look Up & Look Out *

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