Epic Stair Design Fails That May Result In Some Serious Injuries

The Perfect Building To Have Stairs In Front Of

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I think it’s only fair to agree on one simple thing. If an indoor space, or an outdoor one, for that matter, has a stairway, however long or short, it should serve its function. First, it should bring us up and down at least one level and second, it should be safe. That’s the bare minimum, right?

But it turns out, some stair designers out there have had their minds spun by invisible hamsters on a wheel. Right below, it becomes very clear why. You see, if the stairs cost you a potentially immeasurable amount of broken legs, you’d be better off without them.

Below is a compilation of the most absurd cases of stair designs gone very wrong that make a ladder look like a premium lift in comparison.

h/t: boredpanda

Steps That You Can’t See

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Although the absurd stair designs may look quite funny from the comfort of a computer, in reality, they cause some very serious risks to people who use them. National Safety Council statistics rank stairway injuries second only to motor vehicle accidents among leading causes of accidents. Moreover, World Health Organization states that falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.

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According to the representative of the Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers, a civil litigation attorney who focuses on personal injury, bankruptcy, business law and other civil matters, children and adults over 65 are especially at high risk.

“Each year, one in three elderly adults suffers a serious stairway fall. Such injuries can increase the chances of an earlier death and reduce the ability to live independently. The elderly face a higher likelihood of falling because they often experience muscle weakness and potential dizziness from taking a variety of medications. This risk rises as they age.”

They Built This School Like One Month Ago

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They state that common injuries caused by stairway falls include internal bleeding, fractured bones, brain injuries, soft-tissue injuries, and dislocations. Moreover, Safety Council statistics indicate falls are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injury, so in no way can the possibility of falling down the stairs be looked at lightly.

No Broken Legs I Know Of

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To prevent such injuries, premises liability law requires property owners to reasonably maintain stairways. According to the Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers, “The law also holds property owners responsible where injuries occur as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions. If proven that injuries directly resulted from a property owner’s negligence, then the injured person may be able to collect compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, and reimbursement for medical bills related to the accident.”

I Think My Stairs Fit Here

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Access For Wheelchairs On These Stairs

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These Are Stairs In My Town. Just How?

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These Stairs In My In-Laws’ Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challenge

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That’s How I Broke My Leg

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Got An Unsatisfying Feeling When Walking Downstairs And The Last Step Was Not There

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The “Extra” Two Inches Of Concrete At The Top Of My Stairs. We Call It “The Tripper”

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Imagine Being Drunk

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I Saw This At My School

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I Present To You Jeans Stairs Or Jairs

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This Is Russia

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I Can See Why Someone Wanted To Fix This

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You Have To Go Up The Stairs, And Then Down The Stairs To Get To The Door

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Escalator/Stairs Combo

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Found This Beauty At My Local College

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Stairway To Heaven

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Stairs From The Top

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All The Privacy You Need

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Don’t Think The Owner Of This Hotel Thought This Through

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This Staircase

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The Longer You Stair, The Worse It Gets

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When I Tripped On The Stairs I Cut My Arm On These Things, And Continued To Fall Down The Stairs (I’m The 5th Victim This Week)

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This Fuzzy Staircase

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These Stairs Carpeted With A Pattern That Makes It Hard To See The Edge

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Just A Staircase In St. Petersburg

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Stairway To Heaven

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A Staircase At My Uni

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Painted In A Hotel Stairwell Leading To Fitness Center

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Why Don’t You Just Use All The Stairs?

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Wheelchair Ramp To A Staircase In A Mall In Haugesund, Norway

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You Gotta Pay Attention On These Stairs In A Cinema

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And Sometimes People Use The Left Part

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These Stairs At Our Hotel

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When Your Gym Tries Hard To Motivate You But Fails To Make Any Sense

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This Bathroom With Too Many Stairs

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These Stairs At My Friend’s House

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Great Paint Job, Especially That Last “Step”

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New Staircase At My School

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Wasting A Third Of The Staircase

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When Personal Injury Lawers Moonlight As Interior A Designer

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