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Forklift for Cable Spools

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Hazard: Cable spools can weigh several hundred pounds. Often spools are rolled into position by manual labor causing stress to workers' back and arms.

Solution: By placing a sturdy metal pipe through the center of the cable spool, a forklift can be used to move the spool to its desired location (see photo). This would eliminate most of the manual handling and associated stresses.

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 Worker using a a forklift to move cable spool 

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