Early this year, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of national data found that ladder-related falls are among the leading causes of workplace deaths and injury in the country. In 2011 alone, CDC revealed that ladder-related incidents resulted in 15,000 non-fatal injuries, approximately 34,000 emergency department visits, and tragically, 113 deaths.
Unsafe portable ladders are considered one of the most common causes of ladder-related injuries and deaths. As such, it is important to keep in mind the following safety guidelines while working with such equipment:
Makers of ladders that do not comply with federal safety standards and employers who refuse to provide their workers with safe equipment could be held liable for any damages a ladder-related fall might cause. If you have been a victim of a ladder accident in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn how to seek compensation. Reach us by calling (414) 271-0900 today.