Strangely enough very little has changed, not so many accidents and deaths now but still a great many attributed to falls from heights and also nowadays being crushed when in an elevated work platform is not stopped as it ascends and hits the roof. Even though the wearing of safety harnesses is mandatory, they only give you about 10 minutes chance of living. Somewhere on the forum is that wonderful picture of the man up the 20foot pole ladder with no safety precautions in place at all.Gosh Jim that is quite sad. When I went into the building trade at 16 there were around 300 fatality’s a year. Most of them were ladders accident or falls from height.