I have long told rumors of safety without ever checking So I thought I would ask Is the edge of the stage where the most accidents happen? Certainly it must be high on the list. My mid 70s HS experience was that two different kids had broken their leg there. Do more accidents happen on shorter ladders? Certainly there are more short ladders. I was told that the taller ladders earned more respect and care than the shorter ones. And that the short ladder user was often in a hurry so they took careless chances that if they had been on a taller ladder they would not have attempted. I had an uncle who lost a leg due to a 6’ fall onto a concrete pad.