Unfortunately, ladder accidents happen often, but so many are actually preventable. A couple years ago, we read a story about a man who fell from an extension ladder when the ladder slipped down the wall. He ended up with injuries to his hands, rib, head and neck.
So, what caused the ladder to fall?
Unfortunately, the ladder wasn’t anchored properly and the ground was slick. When the worker climbed, the ladder slipped right down.
Lessons to Learn
When it comes to ladder safety, you can never be too careful. This story is a good reminder to always secure your ladder before you climb it. Also, always check the ground you put your ladder on to make sure it is stable and not slick.
Always take the right precautions to be safe.