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3 major causes of Ladder Accidents

No major changes. No fall protection required. DON’T USE THEM.


•Most dangerous equipment used

•Commonly misused

•Usually no training

•Usually not inspected

New standard from ANSI

1. Strains and sprains from handling heavy ladders- Most common injury, less serious but most expensive

2. Using the wrong ladder for the job – More serious

3. Falls due to overreaching –Most serious accidents leading to permanent disability or death

By Mark Damon, Fall Protection Specialist

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