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Published October 04, 2013, 05:43 PM

Fall harvest presents dangers with overhead power lines and farm equipment

Fall harvest is also a time that presents dangers with overhead power lines and farm equipment. Contact between equipment and electric lines could cause electrocution. Minnkota Power wants to remind those working with farm equipment that knowing the location of power lines can save a life.

Fall harvest is also a time that presents dangers with overhead power lines and farm equipment. Contact between equipment and electric lines could cause electrocution. Minnkota Power wants to remind those working with farm equipment that knowing the location of power lines can save a life. Many farm electrical accidents happen when loading or preparing to transport equipment to fields, or while performing maintenance on farm machinery near power lines. Safety experts say if a power line is hit - - anyone in the affected equipment should not move, but call for help.

Experts say keeping your feet together can prevent a electrical current from traveling through the body. Minnkota Power recommends that farmers inform seasonal workers of power lines that might be hidden or not easily seen during a night time harvest.

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