LADDERS

ARCCA is often asked to investigate claims resulting from falls from ladders to determine if an issue or failure with the ladder existed or if the incident was due to a human factor.

In one case, our engineer performed an inspection to make sure the ladder was properly anchored, that the angle with respect to the building was correct, and that the load limits were not exceeded. The forensic inspection revealed a paint swipe and handprint on the window to the left of where the ladder was positioned, indicating the fall was the result of the victim overreaching.