Whether you work in a factory, office, warehouse or somewhere else, you may occasionally or routinely climb onto a ladder to reach high places. When you do, you must be careful always to comply with safety recommendations and procedures. If you fail to do so, you may find yourself in a hospital’s emergency room.
When it comes to ladder safety, the statistics are alarming. Each year, around 130,000 Americans need emergency medical care following a ladder accident. Even worse, more than 300 individuals die in ladder-related incidents. To be sure you do not sustain a serious injury when working with a ladder, you should know why ladder accidents tend to occur. Here are four primary reasons.