Tom Silva explains ladder safety
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Preventing Accidents

Whether you're installing crown molding or hanging holiday decorations from your roof, your ladder is only as safe as you make it. Think balancing two stories above the ground is no big deal? Tell that to the nearly 247,000 people who landed in the ER last year because of ladder-related injuries—that's more than were hurt by any other piece of DIY equipment. To help you avoid spills, TOH general contractor Tom Silva weighs in on the dos and don'ts of ladder use.
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