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Power Company Warns Loggers and Farmers to Avoid Power Lines

A recent spate of minor accidents has Emera Maine warning loggers and farmers to steer clear of power lines. Emera spokeswoman Judy Long says no injuries resulted, but there extensive damage to machinery and power outages did result. but the company wants to raise awareness that farm and logging equipment

“Sometimes we have to figure out how to get equipment safely away from power lines. Which is one of the reasons we’re letting people know that if they are going to be doing work near power lines, to work with us so that we can help you do it safely,” says Long.

Long says OSHA and state law require contacting the company if working within 20 feet of an overhead line. The number is 973-2000.