Call for safe harvest
THE number of electrical accidents in cane harvesting in the Isis district is showing a disturbing upward trend, according to Ergon Energy. Spokesman Craig Harris said the 10 incidents recorded last year was an increase of two on the previous year and the highest tally since 2006. As this year’s cane harvest starts, Ergon is urging farmers and harvesting contractors to look up and live and exercise extreme care when operating machinery near power lines, stay wires and poles. For more information, visit www.ergon.com.au.