Quick Start Guide Electric Utilities
SECTION 03: KEY SAFETY MESSAGES
Incidents • A 24-year-old woman was electrocuted when the aluminum mast of her sailboat contacted an overhead power line while she was attempting to beach the boat. • After a day of sailing, a couple landed their catamaran on a beach. Not noticing a 12 kV overhead electric line, they walked the rigging and mast of the boat directly into the line. The man and the woman were electrocuted. These incidents reinforce the importance of utility Public Safety Communications Programs. Awareness of the hazards associated with overhead electric lines by these boaters may have prevented these tragic incidents.
Developing a Public Safety Communications Program
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