Overhead power lines cause 46% of electrically related deaths in the workplace. To avoid danger, always look up and be aware of overhead power lines. Always assume that lines are live and dangerous. Keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet away from any lines. Never touch anything that is in contact with power lines, and always carry equipment, like ladders, horizontally to avoid contact. And if you ever come across downed power lines, stay at least 35 feet away, which is about three car lengths.
Don’t risk it. Follow these tips to avoid contact with overhead power lines while on the job. Be smart and stay safe.