The media is filled with news of accidents involving a fall from height. Usually, only a fraction of what actually happened is reported. The details and background are often left out.
These accidents are only the tip of the iceberg; statistically, for every 1000 cases where the conditions are considered negligent, 100 will result in an accident. Of those 100, 10 will involve a permanent disability and one will have fatal consequences.
In the last 10 years in Switzerland, there have been 5,300 fatal or debilitating accidents involving a fall!
Example 1: Roofer
Example 2: Fall from a transmission tower
Example 3: Roofer attacked by wasps
Example 4: Fall from a transmission tower
Example 5: Fall from a gantry