Powerline Safety Myths & Facts

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MYTH:  As long as my ladder isn’t metal, it can rest on the powerline. 
FACT:  No matter what the ladder is made of, it is a possible hazard. Be safe. Keep all ladders away from overhead powerlines. 

MYTH:  I’m just pruning tree limbs. I won’t be using a ladder so I don’t need to worry. 
FACT:   Anything that touches a powerline – a pruning tool, the tree limb or your hand – can give you a shock, burn or kill you. Better idea: call a utility arborist or your local electric utility. Have a trained utility arborist prune the tree for you. 

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Original Article Source Credits:   Electrical Safety Authority , https://esasafe.com/

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