May is National Electrical Safety Month, and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is urging contractors and homeowners to learn more about electrical hazards at work and at home, and to take steps to avoid possible accidents and injuries. An average of 24 serious injuries and six deaths involving individuals working around utility company power lines occur each year in Pennsylvania. People working around power lines, whether at a job site or making repairs around your house, are encouraged to contact your local electric utility for information to make the work site safer. PUC also reminds homeowners and contractors of the obligation to contact the Pennsylvania One Call System at least three days before starting any excavation. PA One Call alerts all utilities within an intended digging area and prompts them to mark where the facilities are located on the property. Dial 8-1-1 to connect with PA One Call.
For more information from the PUC and links to other electric utilities, click here.