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Ladder Inspection Checklist

A free white paper by Emilcott

The importance of inspection and proper use of ladders is often minimized because ladders are common tools around the house and on the job site. Statistics Concerning Ladder Dangers + According to the World Health Organization, the United States leads the world in ladder deaths. Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. + Most ladder deaths are from falls of 10 feet or less. + Falls from ladders are the leading cause of deaths on construction sites. + Over the past decade, the number of people who have died from falls from ladders has tripled. + Falls from ladders are the leading cause of ladder-related injuries, followed by using a ladder improperly, using a faulty or defective ladder, and simple carelessness.

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