For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (June 24, 2016) - As part of National Safety Month and its
ongoing efforts to promote electrical safety, Atlantic City Electric is
reminding customers about the dangers of working around overhead power lines.
Outdoor home improvement projects
and summer activities may bring customers closer to overhead powerlines.
"Residents working near electrical
equipment can be dangerous, so we remind our customers to be aware of overhead
lines this month and year round when working or playing outdoors" said Vince
Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. "We place a strong emphasis on
reliability, but the safety of our customers remains a constant area of focus
for our company."
According to the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are nearly 400 electrocutions in the
United States each year.
Atlantic City Electric reminds
customers that safety is paramount and when working on home improvement
projects or enjoying water sports and activities, to consider the following
Customers are asked to please
report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires.?
To report outages and/or downed wires, call 1-800-833-7476, follow the prompts,
and please ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages
also may be reported through atlanticcityelectric.com or through the
company's mobile app.
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