IF YOUR EQUIPMENT HITS A POWER LINELook Up Home< BackNext >

 

If you are operating equipment that contacts an overhead or underground power line and there is no immediate danger, take these steps:

  1. Move the equipment away from the line if you can do so safely.
  2. Tell others to stay away. Anyone on the ground who touches the equipment may be injured or killed.
  3. Stay on the equipment until utility workers signal you off.
  4. Have someone call 911 and Consumers Energy at 800-477-5050 immediately.
  5. Never touch fallen power lines or anything they may be in contact with. Always stay at least 25 feet away and call 911 and Consumers Energy.

If fire or other imminent danger forces you off:
Do not touch the equipment and the ground at the same time. Jump clear, land with your feet together, and shuffle away, keeping both feet together and on the ground.

 

 

If your equipment contacts a power line, stay on the equipment until utility workers signal you off.

 

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