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Prevent deadly shocks, check your boats and docks

Electrical box on dock

Whether at home or on vacation, boating, fishing and swimming can be fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Each year, people are killed by electrical shock while in the water near docks or boats plugged into shore power. Proper maintenance and safety equipment are vital in helping to prevent these tragedies.

Remember, water and electricity do not mix. If you’re in the water and feel a tingle, get out as quickly as you can without touching a metal ladder or any other metal object. Dry off completely before touching any electrical equipment on shore.

Visit safeelectricity.org for tips to ensure your boat and dock are safe.

 

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