In North Carolina a couple of weeks ago, a man fell from a ladder and died. He had been doing gutter work at a home when he fell 30-40 feet.
The victim was brought via ambulance to the hospital. After arriving at the hospital, he passed away due to his injuries.
The Department of Workplace Safety is investing the accident to see if there were any safety violations.
This accident had a tragic ending, and we dont have many details about the cause of the accident, but we can still use it as a tragic reminder of the importance of paying attention and being safe.
Some of the most common causes of these types of accidents are using a faulty ladder or leaning while on the ladder.
To prevent using a faulty ladder, always inspect it for any damges or parts that need to be repaired. If any part of your ladder is in bad shape, take it out of service until it can be repaired, or take the ladder out of service completely.
To address the other common cause of a ladder accident, make sure to keep your belt buckle between the rails.