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  • Ladders are dangerous. They are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product.
  • In recent years there has been a significant increase in ladder fall injuries in the home, contrary to the reducing trend of ladder falls in the workplace.
  • Men aged 60 years and older are most likely to suffer serious injuries from a ladder fall.
  • Most people know ladders are dangerous, but occasionally still take a risk or shortcut.
  • When using a ladder, make safety matter.

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Reviewed on: 06-09-2016