More than 90,000 people receive emergency room treatment for ladder-related injuries every year, according to www.osha.gov. Deaths due to falling from elevation account for 15% of occupational deaths, and ladders figure prominently in that percentage. The problem is not the ladders themselves, however. OSHA has repeatedly said that, based on years of incident reports, 100% of ladder-related deaths are preventable.
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In 2017, ladder safety violations ranked number six among OSHA citations.