Working on ladders, especially tall ladders that lead to a roof, is extremely dangerous work. While many people who do this type of work take safety for granted and do not worry too much about falling, it happens all the time. Not only do workers fall off ladders and roofs all the time, these fall accidents often result in serious injury or death.
As for serious injury, there are not only cases with broken arms and legs, but also many cases where a worker will suffer a spinal cord injury that results in permanent paralysis. There are also many cases where a worker who falls of a ladder or roof will suffer a serious head injury that results in permanent brain damage. Any of these accidents can seriously affect a worker’s quality of life in a negative manner and can also have devastating and life-changing consequences for family members. There are also many cases where falling from a high ladder or roof results in death. Continue reading