The Michigan Engineer News Center

Ladder Mill

A photograph of a test subject climbing a ladder.

43% of fatal falls in the United States in the last decade involved a ladder according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Michigan Engineers in the IOE department are working to help keep firefighters, construction workers, and other professionals safe by designing a brand new ladder mill that will reduce the wear on their bodies and decrease the chance for fatal falls. Photo: Kelly O’Sullivan/Michigan Engineering Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan