Growing Farm Equipment Becoming An Issue Around Power Lines
LETHBRIDGE - Fortis Alberta reports there were 49 contacts with power lines
due to agriculture equipment last year.
There were no fatalities,
but some of them resulted in severe injuries and extensive damage to equipment
and vehicles. Some of the equipment involved in these cases include a tractor,
silage truck, grain auger and a combine.
Jennifer Yip with Fortis
Alberta says people need to be very careful, especially on the farm. "Equipment
is getting bigger and bigger and people don't notice that the height of the
machines now is actually taller than some of our power lines, so it's something
that's getting really dangerous now days, people really need to make sure they
know where the line is."
During 2010 and 2011, five people were
killed as a result of power line contacts in the agriculture industry in
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12/12/2013 3:57:05 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News