In Case of Contact

In the event of any type of utility contact, take appropriate safety steps and notify the utility immediately.

Electrical

  • Call 911 and MidAmerican Energy at 800-799-4443 immediately.
  • Warn co-workers to stay away.
  • Do NOT touch the equipment and the ground at the same time.
  • Stay on the equipment unless it's on fire.
  • If you must exit the equipment, jump clear and land with your feet together. Shuffle away with feet together and on the ground.

Gas Pipeline – Escaping Gas

  • Call 911 and MidAmerican Energy at 800-595-5325 immediately.
  • Call your supervisor.
  • Call 811 to notify the state one call agency.
  • Keep people out of the area.
  • Keep all ignition sources (like vehicles) away, as this can cause gas to ignite.
  • Be available to tell emergency personnel what happened.

Gas Pipeline – No Escaping Gas

  • Call 911 and MidAmerican Energy at 800-595-5325 immediately.
  • Call your supervisor.
  • Call 811 to notify the state one call agency.
  • Be available to tell MidAmerican Energy personnel what happened.

Other Utility

  • Notify the utility owner immediately.
  • If you cut a fiber optic cable, do not look into the end of it. This can cause serious eye damage even if the light source is not visible.

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