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Contact with power lines is extremely dangerous. The injuries are severe and can be fatal. If your vehicle comes into contact with a power line, follow the directions below to minimize danger, and to keep yourself and those around you safe.

If equipment or vehicle has contacted a power line:

If the equipment or vehicle needs to be abandoned (catches fire):

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Each year, Alberta motorists are involved in incidents where they travel off the road and contact a power line.Make sure you and your employees know what to do to stay safe this summer.

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