Ladder-related injuries in New South Wales

Jenny Miu, Michael M Dinh, Kate Curtis and Zsolt J Balogh
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (8): . || 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

  • 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



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.

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