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Anatomy of a slip and fall

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Robert Parkinson and Kathleen Denbeigh

Slippery walking conditions are familiar to Canadians, but slips and falls also occur on indoor surfaces, with potentially serious consequences. Such falls are a major source of injury and lost-time costs in the workplace. In 2013, there were 11,814 lost-time injury claims from falls in Ontario, and 70 per cent were falls on the same level (including falls resulting from slips and trips, according to Health and Safety Ontario).

In 2010, according to Parachute Canada, a charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries, there were more than...