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    I use a loose tie in any time I can when I'm near the top of a 16 foot ladder tipping back branches with a 12 foot power polesaw overhead. And it often makes the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merle Nelson View Post
    I use a loose tie in any time I can when I'm near the top of a 16 foot ladder tipping back branches with a 12 foot power polesaw overhead. And it often makes the job.
    Times like that are for an experienced ladder worker with sound knowledge of how something will fall, from a solid experience base, IMO, far from new guy terrain. Woody, how's your balance in general? Age and falling are not compatible. Ladders are great tools, and clearly high-fall-potential tools.
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    Yes. I have heard an 8 foot fall can to tremendous damage by the way.

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    Tell me about it. I once fell from standing up and almost killed myself...

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    In construction anything over 6 feet you have to tie off. Doesn't always happen, especially when using ladders, but it's never a bad idea. I've also been known to walk ladders around while being on them, but that's a normal step ladder on smooth level concrete, and even then it's still not a good practice. Remember, many people have been hurt severely or died from something as simple as slipping on ice
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    One of my former apprentices fell from an Orchard ladder while trimming a tall hedge.
    Fell right on top of the trimmer and got his arm chewed up real bad.
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    I saw a girl take a 6-inch fall. I heard her ankle snap.
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    A high volt friend of mine just destroyed his ankle falling off an orchard ladder cutting a branch at his house on the weekend....

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