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Grantham farming accident mentioned in warning over electricity lines

Farmers in Lincolnshire are being urged not to be April fools when it comes to electricity, following a surge in the number of agricultural accidents involving overhead lines.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is warning that accidents involving electricity are endangering life and costing farmers thousands of pounds a year.

Every year, WPD responds to hundreds of incidents in which farm workers and/ or vehicles have come into contact with electricity, usually overhead lines. One of these incidents took place at Flawborough near Grantham when 1,300 homes were left without power after a tractor crashed into a pylon while using autosteer. The pylon and lines were brought down. Nobody was injured in the accident.

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