An extension ladder was separated into two sections. Each
section was placed at the ends of a trailer mounted press. An employee was
ascending the section without feet when the ladder section slid out from under
the individual. The individual fell approximately 8’ to a concrete slab
sustaining injuries beyond first aid treatment.
Work stopped immediately on press operations. A scaffold
system was built around the press to allow for access.
1. 1) Verify that contractors have necessary training
for tasks being performed.