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?
How confident are you that you'd be able to escape a multi-story building completely engulfed in flames? Would you be able to make it out of a second- or third-story window if all other exits for blocked? An man in Oregon did just that thanks in large part to access to a fire escape ladder. According to news reports released this morning, the man used an escape ladder like the one in the video below to make his way out of the…continue reading the rest of Oregon Man Escapes Blaze in a Mutli-Story Building
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