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Step ladder
Home Maintenance and Structures
Ladders
Stepladders (618)
Tricam Industries, Inc.    
Husky
 
 
Home Depot
Unspecified
11/1/2009 This date is an estimate
I was on the step ladder when a support arm rivet failed, causing the ladder to twist and collapse.
Of course I fell and the 2X4 lumber I was putting up fell on me.

The method of using a rivet to hold a support arm is unsafe.
Rivets don't have the inherent physical strength to handle the support arm load.
This has happened before(see the lawsuit) and will happen again.

The ladder was a Husky manufactured by Tricam Industries, Inc.


Plaintiffs [REDACTED] filed a complaint in Indiana state court alleging that [REDACTED] was injured while using
a ten-foot Husky ladder manufactured by defendant Tricam Industries, Inc. (“Tricam”)
and sold by defendant Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (“Home Depot”). (DE # 1 ¶¶ 4-7.)
…..[REDACTED] allege that [REDACTED] was properly using a ten-foot
Husky ladder on October 31, 2008, while constructing the roof of a porch on a house.
(DE # 1 ¶ 4.) They allege that while he was on the ladder, the rivets holding the support
arm on one side of the ladder failed causing the ladder to collapse. (Id.)
11/3/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
Self
Male
71 years
Yes
No
No
I still have the broken ladder.
No
No

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