This is Why Mylar Balloons and Power Lines Don’t Mix

At a neighborhood in Long Beach, California, a power line worker captured this video of an accident waiting to happen. Mylar balloons flew and got stuck onto a power line that a crew was working on. Crew members were instructed to climb down the pole to be safe in case they caused an explosion from contact. The crew called to have the line de-energized. Before the line could be de-energized the balloons made a line to ground contact causing an explosion and burning down 2 of the 3 lines.

Video by Viralhog