When Ladders Fall
What could be simpler? Climb the ladder, hang the Christmas lights, replace a roof tile, get the cat out of the tree. But each year in the U.S., more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries are related to ladders, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Common mistakes including using a ladder ill-suited to the task, which usually means too short, and not setting it on a level and firm surface.