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Can you solve the Powerline Deadly Dozen case files?


May 13, 2014
By Anthony Capkun


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May 13, 2014 – To raise awareness of safety hazards involving overhead and underground powerlines, Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has created the Powerline Deadly Dozen—a web-based, mobile-friendly game where participants go over fictional case files featuring realistic images, videos—as well as police reports with victim and witness statements—to answer the question “What happened?”.

Scott Saint, ESA’s chief public safety officer, explains the goal “is to educate Ontarians about potentially dangerous situations using a fun and interactive platform, where families and individuals can learn life-saving tips”.

Each solved case at www.deadlydozen.ca earn participants one contest entry, with weekly $100 Canadian Tire gift card prizes and a grand prize $1000 Canadian Tire gift card. The contest period runs from May 12 to June 20, 2014.

The “Deadly Dozen” refers to 12 of the most common hazards powerlines pose to the public, such as trimming trees, home maintenance and fence post-hole digging. This initiative is part of ESA’s second annual Powerline Safety Week, which runs May 12 to 18.



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