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Falls from Ladder

Publication Date: 
November 27 / 2014

While renovating an older building, two workers were putting drywall on a ceiling, working from stepladders. They stopped for a break. One worker came down to chat with other co-workers. The other worker, a carpenter for four years, decided to stay on his ladder, and moved to sit on the top rung. While attempting to sit on the rung, the worker’s ladder twisted and moved suddenly, causing him to fall 4 feet to the concrete floor below. The worker landed on his back and sustained a severe blow to both his upper and lower back.