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The Big Green Box

They’re big. They’re often green. They generally sit on concrete, often within housing developments. Some folks don’t like these electrical boxes—a common nickname for pad- mount transformers—and try to hide them with bushes, fences or flowers. But stay clear. Even small additions around pad-mount transformers create hazards. We realize landscaping represents an investment of time […]

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Keep It Safe, Avoid Electrical Hazards

After spending long winter days indoors, most folks love to get outside in spring, even if just to do chores. But outdoor chores can bring electrical hazards. For example, ladders contacting power lines cause 9 percent of electrocution-related deaths each year, according to recent data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Landscaping, gardening and farming […]