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Fall Safety

A contractor employee had separated an extension ladder to access each end of a work platform.  While ascending a section of the ladder it slid out from under the employee resulting in a fall from 8 feet.  The ladder was used improperly and was also no secured.  Contractor supervision had not inspected the work area during the use of the separated ladder.

Factors to consider at your site or on your project include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Ensure employees have training for all tasks and tools that will be utilized
  2. Supervision should inspect work areas on a daily basis to ensure the safety of all employees
  3. Ensure workers understand Stop Work procedures if they do not have the appropriate tools and equipment to perform a task.

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