Power Line Safety

According to OSHA, the primary cause of construction electrocutions is contact with overhead power lines. Electrocutions occur when workers using cranes, metal ladders, scaffolds, conveyors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, or other equipment or materials come into contact with an overhead power line. Poor planning and inattentiveness may lead to contact with high voltage power, causing serious injury or death.

Observing the proper safety measures during crane, scaffolding, and ladder operations can reduce the risk of electrocution from exposure to power lines.  

Power Lines and Cranes

To ensure the safety of employees operating cranes near overhead power lines, employers must:

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