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Farm Safety & Power Line Awareness
It was Cody Conrady’s next-to-last day as an assistant manager for an ag fertilizer company. They were shorthanded that day, so Cody jumped in his truck to get ahead of the sprayer. Once the sprayer was in place, he hopped out of the truck to fill the tank with fertilizer. He and his coworker inside the cab were unaware the sprayer boom had either made contact or gotten too close to a power line.
Unintended contact can happen in an instant. The area where Cody was standing and the equipment was energized for only “a split second or two,” he said. Learn more about how Cody became the path to ground on an average day in May and how the accident changed his life.
We thank Cody and his wife, Bailey, for their willingness to share their story.
Cody advises anyone around power lines to:
- Pay attention.
- Keep an eye on your surroundings.
- Take some extra time to assess your situation.
- Consider how your day could unfold.