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If your equipment contacts a buried power line, take these steps:

  • Move equipment away from the line if you can do so safely.
  • Have someone call 911 and National Grid immediately.
  • Stay on the equipment until National Grid utility workers signal you off.
  • Warn others away from the line and anything it is touching. Anyone who touches the equipment or even the ground nearby may be injured or killed.

If fire or other danger forces you off:
Jump clear without touching equipment and the ground at the same time. Land with your feet together and shuffle away with small steps. Once clear, do not return to the equipment until National Grid has declared it safe.

 

In the event of a power line contact, take appropriate safety steps and notify 911 and National Grid immediately.