CHILDREN are being warned not to play with danger this half-term.
Bosses of an electric company are asking parents to tell their children to stay away from electric pylons and sub-stations.
Paul Norton, CE Electric UK’s head of safety, said: “School holidays are a prime time for child deaths on electricity networks.
“We invest a great deal of time and money into educating children about the perils inherent in the electricity network.
“But even so children needless lose their lives.
“Reminding your children to observe Danger of Death signs doesn’t take any time and it doesn’t cost anything, but it could just save a life.”
Between 1996 and 2006, 131 people in the UK were killed and 3,374 injured after coming into contact with the electricity network.
The company has issued a warning which includes keeping kites and fishing rods away from cables and not to enter a sub-station to collect stray footballs.