Powerline Safety Accidentally contacting a power line can be dangerous and in some cases, even deadly. Southwest TN EMC wants to help our members stay safe around power lines. Photo credit: Lauren Petty, Trinity Christian Academy Safety Videos full width paragraph Keep a safe distance Whether you are playing outdoors with your children or working on landscaping projects, keep a safe distance from power lines and other equipment your co-op uses to get electricity to your home. Always remember to: Stay away from power lines, meters, transformers and electrical boxes. Don’t climb trees near power lines. Never fly kites, remote control airplanes or balloons near power lines. If you get something stuck in a power line, call Southwest TN EMC to remove the object. Keep a safe distance from overhead power lines when working with ladders or installing objects such as antennas. Never touch or go near a downed power line. Don’t touch anything that may be touching a downed wire, such as a car. Keep children and pets away.