In September, a woman in Winchester fell from a ladder. It looks like the ladder, which was on a gravel surface, slipped, resulting in the woman’s fall. The woman had scrapes and bruises, and there was worry she could have suffered a spinal injury.

What We Can Learn

There are two main points to learn from this unfortunate experience. The first is to remember to check the angle of the ladder when using an extension ladder. Remember to have it angled at 75.5 degrees. The second lesson to remember is to make sure your ladder is on a secure, non-slip surface before climbing. The woman had her ladder on some gravel, but the gravel wasn’t stable enough to hold her. Make sure you stabilize the ladder before climbing.

Hopefully these two short reminders will help get all of your people home safely!