Stay back at least 10 metres from downed power lines
It is important to keep a safe distance from downed power lines. Stay back at least 10 metres (33 feet). Do not attempt to help someone who is in contact with, or closer than, 10 metres of a downed power line. Helping that person will put your life at risk too.
Call 911 and keep everyone else at least 10 metres away. It is important to maintain that 10 metres to ensure no other injuries occur.
The safety of our customers, crews and the general public is a top priority in everything we do at EPCOR.
A car could hit a power line or transformer. A person could strike a line while digging in their yard. A worker operating heavy machinery could come in contact with overhead lines. Each of these scenarios are electricity emergencies. If you find yourself in one of these situations, what you do next could mean the difference between life and death.