BE CAREFUL: Posting signs on utility poles can cause danger for workers

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With the summer months upon us the number of signs promoting yard sales, fundraisers and businesses is increasing. 

But according to AEP, some of those signs are being placed on utility poles, which makes things unsafe for utility pole workers.

Things used to hang signs like tacks, staples and nails can obstruct climbing equipment, causing a worker to slip or fall. 

They can also tear clothing that protects the workers from electricity and even the tiniest pinhole in a glove is enough to cause a burn or other injury.

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