Electricity / overhead power lines
On average two people are killed and many more are injured every year
when they come into contact with overhead power lines (OHPLs) during
agricultural work. Contact with them rarely results in just minor injury.
Machinery (such as combines, tipping trailers and irrigators), equipment
(such as irrigation pipes and ladders) and activities (such as stacking) are
often involved. The following cases highlight the dangers involved in working near and with electricity: