MSHA Alert: Cable Tray Installation Safety
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an October 17, 2013, fatality at a cement operation. The incident involved a 52-year-old electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed when he fell 5 feet from a step ladder, striking his head on the concrete floor, after a cable tray detached from the wall and struck the ladder.
MSHA recommends the following best practices for cable tray installation:
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when installing a cable tray on a supporting structure.
Ensure that the correct anchors are used and that the supporting structures are adequate when installing a cable tray.
Always be aware of your surroundings and any hazards that may be present.
Properly position ladders used to reach elevated areas.
To view the full accident report, click here.
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