Home » Downed electrical lines: 8 rules to live by Downed electrical lines: 8 rules to live by March 27, 2016 One Comment Reprints Electrical safety Power lines Utility worker safety Utility workers Photo: FEMA A common sight after severe weather and other disasters, downed power lines represent extreme danger to cleanup and recovery workers. Related Articles FACEValue: Teen roofer electrocuted by power line Power line dangers Practice ladder safety near overhead power lines Be careful around power lines Post a comment to this article Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy. (Anonymous comments are welcome; merely skip the “name” field in the comment box. An email address is required but will not be included with your comment.) Name Email (will not be displayed)* Title Comment* Please Enter Your Comment Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.