Ladders are one of the most common tools used on a job site, but they can also be one of the most dangerous. Every year, falls cause serious injuries and even take lives. Ladders must be used safely.
That said, even workers who use ladders properly could be injured if the devices themselves are defective, so the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has laid out some guidelines that have to be followed. A few highlights include:
Were you injured when a defective ladder caused an accident, even though you followed all safety procedures and should never have been hurt? You could be facing high medical bills and lost wages while you recover, and it’s important to know about all of the legal options you have.
Source: OSHA, “Stairways and Ladders,” accessed Nov. 10, 201
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