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Staying safe while hanging Christmas lights

Ben Gorenstein
Created: December 03, 2021 03:31 PM

Many of us are starting to decorate for the holidays. That includes hanging lights.

That can lead to an accident if you're not careful.

An emergency medicine physician says the best way to stay safe is to only hang Christmas lights on the lower level.

However, if you are going to use a ladder to get up to the roof, be sure to have someone down below holding the bottom.

You should also be mindful of the weather. It can be easy to overlook slick spots.

"The most dangerous part of that is the ladder and falling. Especially when you're putting them up in these weather conditions where it might be cold, rainy, wet or even icy," said Dr. Thomas Waters with Cleveland Clinic.

As for other tips - carefully examine all of your Christmas lights, and throw away any with frayed wires or broken bulbs.


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