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fall from (something)

To drop from something at some height. Unfortunately, when Susan opened the door, a pile of snow fell from the roof and hit her. I'm sure the glass didn't just fall from the table—the cat probably knocked it over.
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fall from someone or something

to fall off of someone or something. The books fell from the top shelf in the earthquake. The eggs rolled and fell from the counter and broke on the floor.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Interventions must be tailored to individual risk factors to prevent falls from occurring.
OSHA believes that the proper use of personal fall protection systems can protect employees from injury and death due to falls from height.
Some examples are falls from a ladder, roof, scaffold, stairs, or trees.
The third study [8] validated the data collection of a new fall detector prototype and defined the sensitivity and specificity of different fall detection algorithms with simulated falls from 20 middle-aged (40-65 years old, 6 males and 14 females) test subjects.
Instead of using all the events, only the fall-feature parameters of the events determined to be possible falls from the simple threshold method are applied to the HMM algorithm [29, 32-34] as shown in Figure 3 and Algorithm 2.
Visitors can see this falls from the Indian Ladder Trail, which is accessible via a 60-foot staircase and follows the base of the escarpment.
By the fifth quarter analysis (July 1 through September 30, 2011), data showed that CNR had reduced falls from the 73 falls in its first data to 36 falls--a 53 percent reduction.
At Upper Falls Viewpoint, a canyon-hugging platform lifts you just above the watery tumult; for a more serenely magnificent scene, gaze at Lower Falls from Artist Point (the road to the point opens Apr 20).
(24) focused on factors which distinguished those who reported recurrent falls from those who reported no falls since prior falls are the leading predictor of future falls (21).
* Purchasing low beds, positioning devices and cushions, etc., to minimize residents' falls from bed
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The Second Greatest Disappointment examines the evolution of Niagara Falls from tourist attraction in the nineteenth century to the premiere honeymoon destination in the middle years of the twentieth century.
Falls from bed had the highest frequency (40%, n=73), followed by falls related to toileting or commode usage (27%, n=22).
* Falls from beds, wheelchairs, toilets and during ambulation