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Ladder-related injuries in New South Wales

Jenny Miu, Michael M Dinh, Kate Curtis and Zsolt J Balogh
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (8): 302. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.01245
Published online: 2 May 2016

Falls from ladders are a significant cause of serious injury and have been increasing in number across Australia.1-4 While occupational injuries involving ladders are being dealt with through WorkSafe initiatives, safer use of ladders in non-occupational settings is difficult to enforce because of the variety of behavioural factors that contribute to this type of injury.4,5

  • Jenny Miu1
  • Michael M Dinh2
  • Kate Curtis2
  • Zsolt J Balogh3

  • 1 Institute of Trauma and Injury Management, Agency for Clinical Innovation, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW


Acknowledgements: 

We thank Elvis Maio, Institute of Trauma and Injury Management Data Officer, for extracting data from the New South Wales Trauma Registry and the Admitted Patients Data Collection.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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