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Electrical Accident

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The City of Medicine Hat is committed to the safety of our customers, the environment and our employees

If you encounter one of these situations
Follow the steps as outlined below.

An injured person
  • Do not approach the person
    They may be in contact with the source of electricity.
    There is a dangerous potential of the electricity flowing from their body to yours.
  • Call 9-1-1 Immediately
    Once the area is declared electrically safe by electric employees, emergency responce may begin.
A downed power line or anything touching a wire
  • Keep ALL people at least 15 meters (50 feet) away
  • Call 9-1-1 Immediately
  • More information can be found by clicking on the links below
The City of Medicine Hat provides the information found on the above Public Safety pages for informational purposes only. The user or viewer of the information assumes all risk for the use of this site.