Pokemon No around electricity
Article was added on Monday, July 18, 2016
Santee Electric Cooperative and other utilities are reminding
players of Pokémon Go to stay away from electric substations, power
plants and other electric equipment. The new smartphone-based
augmented reality game sends players to real world places to
Pokémon turn up everywhere-from grocery stores to hospitals. But
they're also appearing at electric substations, drawing players
into dangerous situations.
"Electric utilities cannot control where the Pokémon ...appear, and players should make sure they
catch their Pokémon from a safe distance," said Adrel Langley,
Manager of Community Relations. "Any game or activity that
distracts people from the possible dangers around them and
potentially brings them in proximity to our electric equipment and
lines is a major concern for all us."
Remember these important electrical safety tips from Santee
Electric Cooperative as you try to #CatchEmAll:
• Never touch electric equipment, including transformers and power
• Never touch a downed power line. Assume all lines are energized
• Never climb utility poles.
• Never enter an electric substation.
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