Ladder accidents happen more than you think! According to the World Health Organization, the United States leads the world in ladder accidents and deaths. Year over year there are more than 164 thousand emergency room visits and nearly 300 deaths from injuries sustained on ladders. Most of those deaths and falls occurred from 10 feet or less.
I bet you’re sitting there asking yourself “How do people fall off ladder so easily?” The answer might be simpler than you think!
Common Reasons for Ladder Falls
There are common reasons for ladder falls. People are often wearing the wrong footwear and aren’t able to get proper footing when climbing the ladder. Some people don’t even know what that proper footing is! Other ladder injuries come from carrying to many materials up and down the ladder itself! Twisting and turning and being off balance causes falls. When people extend their body’s in order to reach out and grab something, they can destabilize the ladder and end up falling to the ground below.
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How to Prevent Ladder Accidents
Watch our video for a few quick pointers on why people fall of ladders and how you can stay safe when you’re on one. Or you could always call Moonworks at 1-800-975-6666 or fill outour web form and have one of our trained and fully insured professionals stop by to clean your gutters or handle any roofing jobs you may require!