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Preventing Worker Deaths and Injuries from Contacting Overhead Power Lines with Metal Ladders

September 2007
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2007-155
cover of 2007-155

Workers risk electrocution when using metal ladders around energized, overhead power lines. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed recommendations to prevent injuries and deaths while working with metal ladders.