It’s tragic that ladder falls are still such a common occurrence and so commonly end in death, despite falls being preventable.
One tragic incident happened late last year when a 21 year old labourer died after falling from a ladder at a residential property.
The man was on a ladder at the time which had been placed against the outside of a single storey property in Bendigo.
The man fell from the ladder and died in hospital the same day.
The incident is being investigating by Work Safe.