Bainbridge utility crews focus on safety

Bainbridge utility crews focus on safety

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - On Wednesday, Georgia Power and utility crews from Bainbridge spent the day talking about safety on the job.

This comes just days after Tropical Storm Irma left thousands without power and hundreds of trees and power lines down.

The group learned about how to safely respond to power lines down and trees down on lines.

Organizers said safety tips are always valuable reminders for these crews especially after several storms have come through the area in the past two years.

"During storms your in adverse situations far as abnormal conditions in the state of our lines. Distance is our best friend until we can get first responders out to make sure we have eliminated the risk," said Anthony Farris, GA Power Loss Control Project Manager.

Wednesday's training session was one of several held in Bainbridge this week.

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