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Safety clearance boundaries can prevent power line contacts.
Make a portable safety barrier to keep workers and equipment a safe distance from overhead lines. Federal laws stipulate at least 10 feet of clearance from high-voltage lines. The higher the voltage in the lines, the greater the clearance requirements. Power lines carrying more than 50,000 volts, for instance, require clearances of more than 10 feet.

Contact PG&E for specific clearance requirements.
If you will be working near power lines, notify PG&E in advance to determine the voltage and safe work distances, and to find out if special safety arrangements are required.


If you are in doubt about line voltages, clearance requirements, or how to work safely near power lines, contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.



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