This week is National Farm Safety Week and Ameren Illinois wants to keep all farmers safe out on the fields.
George Justice is the Senior Director of Operations for Ameren Illinois. He says some power lines can contain so much energy that you don’t have to touch it to feel the affects of the electricity in the line.
Justice says all farmers or anyone looking to dig should always call 8-1-1 because it could save lives.
Calling the Julie 8-1-1 system is free, and Justice says it’s important to call if you haven’t before because there could be underground lines that you aren’t aware of.