For Immediate Release
With autumn yard cleanup and tree
trimming chores in full swing, Atlantic City Electric urges customers to
remember that electricity is a powerful and potentially deadly force and to
take appropriate safety measures.
Avoid power lines when carrying long
or tall items, such as ladders, scaffolding and tree saws. Hold them parallel
to the ground and be sure to look up before raising them to check that they're
clear of any overhead wires.
Touching a power line with any part of
your body or most objects can result in serious injury or death. Electricity
can move through conductive materials such as water, metal, wood, aluminum,
strings and plastics.
When trimming branches, check for
power lines in or near trees before using a ladder or scaffolding. Certain
critical clearances are required by law, and a minimum of 10 feet must be
maintained when working below or adjacent to power lines.
"Atlantic City Electric is committed
to delivering safe and reliable power," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City
Electric region president. "That's why we are asking customers to be mindful of
safety practices when working with or around electricity and when using a
As the weather gets colder, customers
may have the need to use a portable generator from time to time. It is critical
that generators are installed and operated safely. Installing and operating a
generator in an unsafe manner can cause injury and even death. Please follow
the below safety tips for generator use:
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