Working in construction can be hazardous, and as a new hire, you have a lot to learn. One of the tools you will need to use is a ladder. Ladders are handy by helping you reach heights without straining, but they can pose a real risk to workers on a job site. Missing a step could lead to falls. Working on an unstable ladder could result in it tipping or falling over, causing you to fall and injure yourself severely.
It was a scene straight out of an apocalyptic movie. A huge crane that was working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge fell over onto the old bridge, blocking all lanes and creating a traffic nightmare for the New York City area. While the accident was eye-catching, it was truly remarkable for another reason all together; nobody died.
The Times Union, April 6, 1994
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