Electricity is a tremendous force moving at the speed of light that we generate and control in wires and equipment. As long as electricity is isolated, we can use it safely. But when the full force of electricity is loose, terrible accidents can happen. Knowing a few simple principles can save you from injury or possibly worse.
Stay away from downed lines. If you ever see a wire on the ground, assume it is energized. Report a downed wire to the power company, or call 911.
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