Common Causes of Slips and Falls

  • No warnings posted on construction areas
  • Wet or waxed floors, bad flooring or unmarked step-offs
  • Loose steps
  • Uncleared snow or ice
  • Steep steps
  • Loose carpeting
  • Holes in pavement or floors
  • Broken or missing treads and handrails
  • Accidents on elevators or escalators
  • Debris from a spill
  • Standing puddles of water
  • Hidden drop-offs
  • Exposed cords
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Liquids or Spills
  • Unanchored rugs or mats