Electrical Safety: The Hazards of Downed Power Lines Bill’s Quality Electric, LLC shares electrical safety tips with a special focus on shock prevention with downed power lines due to severe and stormy weather. Tips include the proper distance to keep from a downed power line, hazards with power line contact, what to do if someone is injured or if you’re in your car with a downed power line and how to exit safely. The key is to take appropriate action when you’re in a hazardous situation to help avoid becoming a victim yourself. Stay Electrically Safe and Smart around power lines! Special Thanks to HawaiiNewsnow.com, to Hawaiian Electric and to HNN Staff for the article, HECO Offers Safety Tips for Downed Power Lines.