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The video is painful to watch, and the fall was so avoidable.

The ladder doesn't fail, the user misses a step.  You will miss a step.  Plan on it.

Use 3-Point Contact and no standing on top 3 rungs of straight or extension ladder.

This guy fails both.  You can see it coming:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=JMYxPqCfA0E

"3-point contact means you have 2 hands and 1 foot or 1 hand and 2 feet in contact with the ladder at all times. It is the safest and most sensible way to go up and down a ladder, and you’ll always be sure to have at least one hand on the ladder."

http://www.cpwr.com/pdfs/Sheet%204.pdf

Homeowners -- stay off the ladders and hire the seasoned roof and gutter cleaners you find here at RCIA.  They have the skills and training to do the job professionally and safely.

Roof cleaners -- here's a heads up regarding a kick-out scenario with the Little Giant.  This one is debatable, but it's worth keeping in mind when you're using it as he is.  I use mine as a A-frame mostly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq21604pi1U

 

 

 



-- Edited by Skyline Roof Cleaning Virginia on Wednesday 28th of September 2011 11:53:07 PM

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If you watch closely you realize that bowling-ball thud is his head hitting the deck.  Not a good day for "Chris."

Be safe out there!



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Good post! I'm wondering if I was the only sicko looking for ladder falling videos after that?

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LOL!  Now THAT's funny.

You're not alone, Phil.



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That was hilarious, the lady on the phone is great too. I need to purchase some safety equipment after seeing that video.


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the last little giant video is scary but I've never set up my ladders like that. if the roof line is that low I a-frame. If its higher I use a ladder stabilizer. i've never had kick out. i do have to remove one of the sections to get my click-in stabilizer to fit though.

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I have seen a lot of things in my time in construction. Nothing is scarier than an on-site accident, and they will happen. It is always smart to have a weekly safety meeting, to discuss procedures and to keep safety prevalent in everyone's mind.

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