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At Farmers Union Insurance Agency, we like to provide tips for safety, and it’s especially important to remember safety during the Holidays. Here are some tips – and an important story – to keep in mind when you’re hanging your Holiday lights, courtesy of our Company Partner, Secura Insurance.
Shawn Miller was hanging Christmas lights at his mother’s home, decorating the trees that lined her front yard. As Shawn tossed lights up into the trees, one of the strings hit an overhead power line, sending voltage down into his body. Miller lost his left hand and suffered other serious injuries in the accident.
Today, he shares his story and speaks out on behalf of the Energy Education Council, a nonprofit dedicated to electrical safety. Follow these key safety tips for hanging your holiday lights this season:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in November and December each year, more than 15,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to holiday decorating. Stay safe so you can enjoy all that the holidays have to offer.
For more helpful tips like these, check out Secura’s Blog.
Happy Holidays from Farmers Union Insurance Agency!