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Defying the Laws of Physics and Common Sense

It’s almost hard to know where to begin this one – but once the shock and awe wears off, it’s obvious there’s a lot wrong with this picture.

First, the workers in this picture aren’t wearing any sort of PPE. No hard hats, safety, glasses, fall protection, or safety shoes, just to state the obvious.

Second, the obvious unsafe use of a ladder. Only one person should be on a ladder at a time. The area around the ladder’s base is not cleared of trip and fall hazards. You should never stand on the top two rungs of a stepladder.

Third, while we don’t know for sure, it does look a bit stormy in the background. Lightning and other weather-related hazards could very likely be present. If that’s the case, these workers should seek shelter immediately or they all three could end up being a lightning rod!

Bongarde Editorial

Bongarde Editorial

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