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Talquin provides tips on how to be safe around power lines

In response to the tragedy in Liberty County, many electric companies want to insure people are safe around electricity
Posted: 6:21 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 22:21:41Z
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LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. — The Liberty County community is still recovering from the tragic loss of Liberty County Head Baseball Coach Corey Crum and his wife Shana.

As you might know the two were fatally electrocuted after working on putting up a scoreboard at the school's field which was damaged by Hurricane Michael.

In response to the tragedy in Liberty County, many electric companies want to insure people are safe around electricity. Talquin Electric Cooperative says downed power lines can never be trusted, even if you think it does not have a charge, it could.

The company says if you are not sure about your situation, its better to be safe and ask for help then to be sorry.

"A power line is always dangerous, like I say, it could be laying on the ground and you'd think its deenergized but it could still be energized so never take a chance with a power line. Always be aware of your surroundings, always look around. If you're going to be doing some work and you think you might be close to a power line just call your power provider," said Bobby Robison, Assistant Superintendent at Talquin Electric. "They'll come out take a look at it, make sure its going to be safe, tell you where you can or can't do the job that you're looking to do."

Robison also says to never drive over a down power line because that could have a charge as well.