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The Science of Slip & Fall Cases

Apparently, there is a mathematical formula that can be utilized to determine slip and fall risk:

“As part of his inspection, he performed a coefficient of friction test, or “slipindex,” using a tribometer. His wet floor tests, performed with water completely covering the floor, showed the floor was “in the slippery range” with coefficients of friction ranging from 0.10 to 0.16.[1] He believes the threshold for slipping is 0.43, meaning there would be no chance of anyone slipping. In comparison, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) apparently uses a standard of 0.5. He believes that a floor becomes “slippery” in the range of 0.2 to 0.3.”

Random. #CALaw


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