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Roofing contractor dies when ladder hits power line

A man was electrocuted when a ladder he and a co-worker were attempting to setup accidentally contacted a live power line. To avoid these types of accidents, OSHA regulation 1926.1053(b)(12) requires that ladders used where the employee or the ladder could contact exposed energized electrical equipment must have have non-conductive side rails. For this reason, many ladders have fiberglass side rails, which do not conduct electricity.

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