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Death Due to Misuse of Portable Ladders
The following Case Reports of falls investigated by OSHA illustrate how seemingly
innocent workplace activities can have deadly consequences.
- An employee was climbing a 10 foot ladder to access a landing which was
9 feet above the adjacent floor. The ladder slid down, and the employee
fell to the floor, sustaining fatal injuries. Although the ladder had
slip-resistant feet, it was not secured, and the railings did not extend 3
feet above the landing.