Common sense leads us to the conclusion that a shorter ladder carries less risk of injury than a taller one, and to an extent, this is probably true. Someone can, however, sustain serious injury from even a short fall. A 2011 estimate from the Occupation Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) claims that 35% of fall fatalities [PDF] were from heights of…continue reading the rest of Ask the Experts: At what height do most ladder injuries occur?
Have you ever fallen off of the roof of a one-story house? Hopefully - and probably - not.
Even if you don't have first hand experience, I'm sure you can imagine what this might feel like. If you purposely jumped from a roof you might be able to avoid injury by tucking and rolling at just the right moment, but if falling caught you off guard, there is a very good chance you'd…continue reading the rest of Just Like Falling Off of a Roof
Nobody is perfect. Over the course of our lives we will all inevitably make a least a few really poor decisions. And most of the time we can get away with these decisions by saying something like, "I just don't know what I was thinking."
The men in these 10 ladder safety fails, however, should be given no such luxury. Enjoy... and don't forget to take a look at The 4 Biggest Mistakes People Make on Ladders.…continue reading the rest of Evolution at Work: 10 Goof Balls on Ladders