Like many of our true story articles, there isn’t much detail about what he as doing on the ladder, and, because it was an emergency situation, there is little, if anything, that could have been done to prevent this accident.

Our hearts go out to this man’s family during this challenging time, and we hope that Here are just a couple of precautions to take when using a ladder:

1. Use the buddy system. Have someone close by when you are on a ladder. You may want to have them hold the ladder while you climb to help prevent slipping. Or, they could keep an eye on you to help you be safer.

2. Never use the ladder if you have been feeling unwell. Cardiac arrest can come on quickly, so this step probably wouldn’t have helped the man from this accident. However, do not climb your ladder if you are feeling dizzy, sick or otherwise unwell.