Astonishing number of people falling from ladders.

Astonishing number of people falling from ladders.

Doctors have warned anyone who is planning to climb a ladder this summer to ensure they’re taking the necessary precautions to avoid potential disasters. Each year about seven people die in Victoria alone from falling from ladders, with most incidents occurring over...
Footing of ladder fails to prevent fall

Footing of ladder fails to prevent fall

Bridge Mills Ltd, the owners of a Yorkshire business park, have been fined after a workman fractured an ankle when he fell from a ladder whilst carrying out work in disused premises. The incident occurred when the 68-year-old maintenance worker was removing several...
What is the most common form of DIY injury?

What is the most common form of DIY injury?

Falling from a ladder was the most common cause of DIY injury in 2013-14 in Australia. Do-it-yourself’ (DIY) refers to making, mending or maintaining something oneself, instead of hiring a professional or tradesperson. This fact sheet looks at DIY injuries that...
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