Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety Business Wire -- 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 balloons. 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 live demo. 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 Contact: Southern California Edison Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, (626) 302-2255
Live Demonstration: Valentine’s Day Mylar Balloon Safety
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