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Springfield, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In 2017, farmers ranked eighth in the list of civilian jobs with high fatality rates published by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unfortunately, farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers rank right below other hazardous jobs such as logging, roofing, and steel work.
Safe Electricity reminds farmers that along with more obvious farming risks, accidents related to power equipment and electricity are also possible. Although farmers usually have grain bin or large machinery related dangers at top of mind, they should also remember that electrical accidents can injure or kill.
“Harvest season is filled with tight deadlines, long hours and greater work stress; however, take the time to consider electrical safety,” advises Molly Hall, executive director of the Energy Education Council/Safe Electricity program. “Remember to look up. Contact with a power line can be deadly so having a heightened awareness of their location could save your life or the lives of others.”
Take the following steps to decrease the chances of an electrical-related incident:
For more information about electrical safety, visit SafeElectricity.org.
Ann Augspurger Energy Education Council - Safe Electricity 2176793200 email@example.com