Spring Safety Spotlight
Never fly kites near overhead power lines. Kites and power lines are a bad combination. If a kite string becomes dirty or wet, it can be a conductor of electricity and current can travel down the string as if it were a piece of wire. If a kite string becomes tangled in a power line, do not try to free it. Call the Westerville Electric Division at (614) 901-6700 to have the string and kite removed.
Source: AMP Public Power Connections Spring 2013 edition.
Electrical Safety Checklist
Here is a checklist you can use to help you make your home safe:
Click on the Electrical Safety Foundation International link below for more information about electrical safety.
Electrical Safety Foundation International
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