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Industry facts about falls

Moving Truck

"The most frequent sites of falls were the back of the truck or trailer, the truck step and the cargo being transported....The total costs associated with the 352 injured workers included in this study amounted to $5,313,901.27."

"Flatbed truck drivers are frequently required to climb on the trailer and load. Drivers often climb on the load without adequate fall protection as the site or customer often do not have a fall arrest system provided...Getting on and off a trailer is difficult, and it poses a hazard because the trailer has few, if any, handholds, inadequate steps, and slippery surfaces."

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