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FREEBORN COUNTY, MN – As farmers are out working in their fields, a local energy company is sending out a safety reminder.
Officials at Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services said this week alone, there have been at five incidents where farmers have hit the poles with their machinery, causing downed power lines. When this happens, it puts anyone in the area at risk.
“It’s a life or death situation. We encourage our members and everybody in the general public with the phrase, ‘Look up, look down, look all around.’ You know, be aware of your surroundings,” said Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services CEO Jim Krueger.
If you do hit a power line, or see one that’s already down, officials say to always assume that it’s charged. They say stay away from it, and call for help immediately.