It’s concerning that ladder falls are still so common across all industries and particularly on home construction sites.
The latest serious incident involved a man in Northern New South Wales who had to be airlifted to hospital after falling.
The man suffered head and shoulder injuries when he fell from a ladder at a Barraba property.
He was stabilised on the scene before being airlifted by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to a hospital in Tamworth.
Just because ladders form a frequent part of our lives, it doesn’t mean we can become complacent about their use. Falls from height have been responsible for 46 fatalities between 2013 and 2017, according to Safe Work Australia.Around 22 per cent of these involved falls from ladders, highlighting the need for greater care.