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Electricity risk to youngsters.

Electricity bosses are asking children across the North East not to dice with death in the summer holidays.

Northern Electric Distribution (NEDL), the region's electricity distributor, is warning youngsters that "Danger of death" signs mean what they say.

The signs can be found on electricity substations, pylons, wooden poles carrying overhead wires and street furniture.

But each year youngsters are badly burned or killed by ignoring them.

Ann Walker, public safety adviser for NEDL, said: "We also are asking parents and guardians to warn children of the dangers of going into electricity sub-stations, playing too close to overhead power lines or vandalising street furniture such as lampposts."

NEDL has an ongoing safety campaign and offers free safety videos to all schools in the region, as well as safety advice to children and adults on the education section at www.ce-electricuk.com

For more details about the free safety videos, contact Ann Walker on (01482) 570 631.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 26, 2003
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