Bay Area driver electrocuted after stopping to move downed power line
SAN MATEO — The Pacific Gas and Electric Company says a man was electrocuted in San Mateo when he tried to move a downed power line.
The power line went down around 6:30 p.m. Friday. PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said the unidentified man came across it while he was driving, got out of his vehicle and tried to move it off the street.
Guidi told the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/I0oHGR) that crews are investigating what caused the line to fall. It knocked out power to more than 3,000 residences.
All but 73 of the customers had their power back by 9:30 p.m.
I kind of remember that in grammar school a representative of our local utility Pacific Gas and Electricity came by and told us to never pick up a downed wire, for any reason. He also told us about flying Kites, (remember those) He then gave our little RedyKilowatt buttons to all the kids......
Perhaps this guy was sick that day.......................