Kansas City Power & Light

Electric Safety

What You Should Know

KCP&L delivers reliable electricity to nearly 900,000 customers in homes and businesses across Missouri. Although power lines bring the convenience of electricity to your home, they also have the potential to cause serious injury or death. Please "Think Safety" when working or playing near overhead lines. And learn how to avoid electrical contact.

At home, be certain each family member knows the location of the master switch on the electrical control panel and understands how to shut it off in the case of an emergency. Knowing what to do and being aware of the risks of an electrical accident can help keep you and your family safe.

For more information, contact KCP&L at 1-888-471-5275.

Water and Electricity

Water and electricity don't mix. Serious shock or electrocution can occur when they do. This can happen at a swimming pool, the vicinity of a downed power line, or when an electrical appliance comes in contact with water in your home. Keep the hair dryer away from the tub and the toaster away from the sink. If you "Think Safety," electricity can bring you all the comforts of home.

Contact with Electric Lines

Shock or electrocution also can occur when objects connect people and overhead power lines, when buried underground service lines are struck or when fallen power lines are touched. Never touch a person who is inside a vehicle or holding an object that is in contact with an electric line - attempting to rescue a person from electrical contact can be deadly can send the current from them right into you..And never attempt to retrieve a kite, balloon or other object that is in contact with an electric line.

When an accident involves electricity, call 911 or your local emergency number and KCP&L's emergency line immediately at 888-544-4852.

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