LADDERS

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ARCCA is often asked to investigate claims resulting from falls from ladders to determine if issues or failures with the ladder exist or if it was due to human factors. In one case, our engineer performed an inspection to make sure the ladder was properly anchored, the angle with respect to the building was proper, and 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.