Alert 02 – 55 Fall from Ladder Results in a Fatality


This incident occurred outside the oil and gas drilling industry, but it brings to light an often forgotten or overlooked hazard. An employee was using a small, vertical ladder to climb to a platform in order to lubricate a machine. He fell to the ground from a height of only 1.2m (4ft), striking the side of his head on the ground. He was found unconscious and taken to hospital, where he died.

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