A Minnesota musician was injured in a ladder accident. He was painting a house when he fell off the ladder, knocking out most of his top teeth. The article is mostly about a benefit that was held to help cover his dental bills, and it doesn’t talk a lot about his accident.
When painting a house, here are a few safety reminders to prevent a ladder accident like this one.
- Move Your Ladder When Needed. Rather than leaning on the ladder, move your ladder to get closer to the job.
- Use scaffolding. If you will be working for a long time or will be moving from side to side, opt for scaffolding so you can stand long periods in one place or paint easily without having to move your ladder.
- Use the Right Ladder. One of the common mistakes on a ladder is not using a ladder that is tall enough. Instead of choosing a short ladder, make sure your ladder is tall enough for the room or building you are painting so you aren’t tempted to stand on the top rung or top cap.
Remember to work safely so you can return home to your family in one piece.
In Greenville, South Carolina, a construction worker fell from his ladder and later died from his injuries. He had been working on a single-family residential construction site when he fell off the ladder to the ground. He passed away less than two hours after the fall. At the time of the article, the county was doing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The construction industry has a problem with its number of ladder-related accidents. It is so high, in fact, that the CDC has designed an entire health and safety campaign to stop falls on construction sites. The website for the campaign was stopconstructionfalls.com.
We don’t know the reason this man fell from his ladder, but the possibilities are close to endless. Did he overreach? Was the ladder slippery? Was he facing the wrong way? Did he fail to use three points of contact? We will never know the answer, but we can use his story as a reminder to be safe when we climb our own ladders.
Our hearts go out to this man’s family and hope they can find peace during this challenging time.
A UK man sufferred horrible injuries in a ladder accident. He was airlifted to the hospital with two nails still in his head. The young man was doing construction work when he slipped from his ladder. In the process, he accidentally discharged the nail gun he was using, which shot two nails into his head.
This accident reminds us to be both safe and careful, especially when using power tools.
To prevent slipping while on a ladder, here are a few tips:
- Use slip-resistant shoes
- Clean any slippery or sticky substances from your ladder
- Use the ladder on dry, firm ground
- Avoid using your ladder when it is snowy or rainy
We don’t know how the man’s recovery went, but we do know this is a horrible accident. Be safe on your ladder today and every day to prevent a ladder accident like this from happening to you.
A police chief in Mass. fell from his ladder last month and is now on medical leave.
He was doing projects around his house. He was on the ladder putting up drip edge on the rroof when his ladder broke in half.
He had broke a few ribs and needed reconstructive surgery on his shoulder so he is on medical leave until he can heal. The doctors say he will be in recovery for three to six months, but he is lucky to be alive and not paralyzed.
After doing some research, he found the fiberglass ladder he used has a history of breaking.
Make sure to always choose a good ladder for your job. Do research before choosing your ladder and always inspect it before you climb.
Our hearts go out to this man and his family. We wish him well on his recovery and are glad his accident wasn’t worse.