When it comes to ladders, as with any tool, improper use, lack of adequate training or general bad practices can result in serious injuries. But so too can ladders that are poorly designed or manufactured.
The American Journal of Preventative Medicine reports hundreds of thousands of ladder-related injuries every year result in treatments by U.S. emergency departments. One in 10 of these required hospitalization, and 90 percent occurred at a home or farm.
Some of the most common injuries included: