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As we approach the planting season, farm-related accidents involving power lines are always a concern. Farmers are urged to locate all electrical facilities before moving farm equipment.
Many types of farm equipment can come in contact with overhead power lines. Tractors, planters and tillage equipment can easily become an electrical hazard and should be operated with care near power lines.
Today’s larger farms require transporting equipment to fields miles away. Before transit, avoid raising the arms of planters and cultivators near power lines.
Make sure everyone who works on the farm knows the location of power lines and keeps farm equipment at least 10 feet away from them. The minimum 10 foot distance should be maintained in all directions.
A safe planting season begins with the prevention of accidents. For more safety information, visit www.linncountyrec.com.