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I would be willing to bet that the ladder has cable hooks on it.

[Linked Image from louisvilleladder.com]

All the phone guys around here lean the ladders against the phone lines, the ladder has hooks so it can not slip.

Of course that does not mean I would try what was shown in the picture.


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Actually Bob,
That doesn't sound too far-fetched about the cable hooks.
However, you'd sort of be hoping that the cable messenger wire was of very good quality and strength.
I have to agree though:
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Of course that does not mean I would try what was shown in the picture.
Amen to that, there are enough ways to get yourself injured at work, without tempting fate with doing silly things like this.

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"It looks dangerous at first glance but isn't he tied off to the top conductor with a safety cable?"

Do I sense a tone of jest in that statement?
Well as long as the safety cable is a heavy steel (conductive) cable right? [Linked Image]


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Only one thing to say really - Is he Nuts!?!?!

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Do I sense a tone of jest in that statement?
Well as long as the safety cable is a heavy steel (conductive) cable right?

Yeah, that's the cable. It comes packaged with a wabbit's foot for extra safety.
Joe

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