Overhead electricity lines are normally
bare (uninsulated) and if an object gets too close it is possible that a
‘flashover’ can occur, where electricity will jump over a distance to
reach earth via the object. This can kill or cause severe shocks and
burns to any person nearby.
Do not approach any hazard, even at ground level. Keep as far away as possible. Follow the six steps below:
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