SearchAsk us anythingarrow rightCan you get electrocuted touching power lines?You should avoid contact with power lines. People can get killed if they touch power lines.Let's Get It Fixed!Our virtual experts can diagnose your issue (for free!) and resolve simple problems.Chat with a live expertChat nowCall 1 (855) 466-3948Call nowRATESHARECopy linkTwitterFacebookmagnifying glassLink copied to clipboard.SUBMIT AN ANSWERShop Recommended ProductsShop HomeX Recommended ProductsRELATED QUESTIONSCan I touch power lines?Power lines are safe to touch because they are insulated. Many people think that power lines are not real. You should avoid contact with the power lines. It is possible for people to be killed if they touch power lines.Can you get electrocuted if you touch a power line?You should avoid contact with power lines. People can get killed if they touch power lines.Will I get electrocuted if I cut a wire?Your cutters will become live when you cut the wire. You might get a shock if they don't have insulated handles. Is that correct? If you are careful, it is safe to cut the household supply wiring (120V 16A) with a wire nut or tape.Do electricians get shocked?The story of sudden deaths of electricians in their 20s and 30s is told in a glance through federal safety reports.Can ghost voltage shock you?This is called a phantom voltage. Care must be taken to be sure that the voltage reading is phantom, which is caused by improper use of high impedance multimeters, and not as a result of a cable defect or improper installation, which may result in a shock hazard.Can electrical wires touch gas line?The wiring in a sheath or in a raceway has insulation around the conductors to prevent it from being in contact with a gas line. ).