SBINSIDER| June 23, 2023
A SaddleBrooke resident was presumably killed last week by a ladder fall. The resident was trimming trees on his property near the dividing wall with the neighboring property and fell off his ladder into the adjoining yard, landing on pool equipment. Reportedly, his spouse went to check on him and found the ladder ajar and investigated-locating his body over the wall. Paramedics from Golder Ranch were dispatched to the scene along with Pinal County Deputies.
While the cause of his death has not yet been released, SBINSIDER has requested a copy of the death certificate from the Pinal County Coroner’s office via a Public Records Request. Editors note: The name and address of the resident have been withheld from publication until that is received.
Residents of SaddleBrooke, with an average age of 74, have been admonished repeatedly to not climb up ladders as they are inherently dangerous for everyone but are worse for those with diminished physical abilities and balance. Golder Ranch Fire Fighters can be contacted to assist with changing fire alarm batteries to avoid accidents.
According to readily available data, injuries from accidents involving ladders are a common occurrence. Every year, there are about 300,000 ladder-related injuries in the United States and about 150 deaths.
SBINSIDSER extends its condolences to the family and neighbors the deceased.
For information on ladder safety, click here.