ComEd Launches Power Line Safety Awareness Campaign

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Business

As part of National Safety Month and its ongoing efforts to promote electrical equipment safety, ComEd is launching a public awareness campaign to caution customers about the dangers of working around overhead power lines. With a theme of “One Line You Should Never Cross,” the campaign targets contractors and “do-it-yourselfers” who work on outdoor home improvement projects that may bring them close to overhead power lines. ComEd reminds its customers that safety in any project, no matter how big or small, is paramount. When working on home improvement projects, ComEd offers the following safety tips:

  • Before digging for any project, dial 811 to arrange for any utility lines to be marked.
  • Keep ladders and other tools at least 10 feet from overhead power lines.
  • Do not climb or trim trees near power lines.
  • Keep electric tools and appliances away from wet surfaces including pools and patios.
  • Never approach a downed power line. Always assume a power line is energized and extremely dangerous.
  • If you encounter a downed power line, immediately call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) or access our website at and report the location. Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).

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