New Data Illuminate Ladder Fall HazardAbstract:
Falls has always been one of the primary causes for construction site fatalities and injuries. In most cases, ladders are to blame. New data published by the Center for Construction Research and Training shows falls injure more than 20,000 U.S. workers and kill more than 100. This article suggests alternatives to the use of ladder when working at heights. Tips for preventing falls from ladders are also provided.