In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the Construction industry. The Construction industry remained the leading source of fatal electrical injuries with 81, more than four times the contribution of the second-highest source, Professional and Business Services. Learn how to work safely near power lines with these simple steps:

  1. Locate all overhead power lines
  2. Keep self and equipment 10 feet away from all overhead power lines
  3. Do not touch anything that is in contact with the power line
  4. Beware of fencing near power lines
  5. Carry ladders and other equipment horizontally
  6. Lower equipment apparatus before driving
  7. Never spray water near power lines
  8. Stay at least 35 feet away from fallen power lines