We have another true story about a ladder-related accident. The worker found a damaged ladder on his jobsite, and he told his supervisor about it. The supervisor sent him home. The worker returned and used a ladder that appeared safe, but it actually had a cracked spreader bar, so when the worker climbed it, he fell eight feet to the concrete floor.
Prevent this type of accident by always inspection your ladder.
The worker did an inspection on the ladders the first time and caught damage. Unfortunately, his second inspection did not not. It is crucial to check every piece of the ladder. The rungs, the rails, the welding, and the spreader bars all need to be inspected. Each piece of the ladder should be in workable shape before climbing. If any part of the ladder is damaged, the ladder should be taken out of service.