Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety
-- February 12, 2013
Southern California Edison:
Mylar balloons make great Valentine’s Day gifts, if properly
tied down. See what happens when helium-filled metallic
WHAT: balloons are not correctly weighted down. Southern California
Edison (SCE) representatives will provide a demonstration
using live electricity coming into contact with Mylar
WHEN: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Feb. 12
WHERE: Southern California Edison
1218 S. Fifth Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
EHS Conference Room
(SCE representatives will greet media in the front lobby)
WHO: Laurence Pena, Safety Liaison Manager, will be providing a
BACKGROUND: • In the last several years, SCE has experienced close to
2,000 power outages caused by balloons.
• In 2012, there were 583 balloon-related outages, with a 110
percent increase in outages in February compared to January.
• The number of outages in 2012 was the highest since 2007.
PARKING: Street parking is available
Southern California Edison
Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, (626) 302-2255
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