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