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Last Post 03/24/2010 9:41 AM by  ceckraft
I fell off a roof!!!
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tleitch
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02/27/2010 7:25 PM

    Well guys i fell off a roof the other day and am very lucky. I have completed my inspection on a simple 6/12 pitch single story and was getting on to my ladder and as soon as i put my second foot on the ladder is slipped out from under me.

    I was carelness in setting up ladder on asphalt that was probably newly sealed and still a little slick,( my fault).

     

    Please be careful out there it only takes a few seconds to screw up and i don't care how experienced you are it can happen.

    I have 4 tranverse processors broke in my lower back and in alot of pain but can walk.

    I am very thankful today that i can still walk and for the homeowner that helped me out with her quick reaction.

     

     

     

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    Bobabooey
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    02/27/2010 9:32 PM
    Sorry that happened. Most of us have either fallen or gotten on roofs that we shouldn't have got on. I am always scared of the ladder slipping. Luckily it hasn't happened yet.
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    ChuckDeaton
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    02/27/2010 10:50 PM
    Tie off or put the ladder in a corner. Obvious advice, I know.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    BobH
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    02/28/2010 12:01 AM

    Bob H
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    ChuckDeaton
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    02/28/2010 12:36 PM
    One hell of an idea, BobH
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    Olegred
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    02/28/2010 7:23 PM
    welcome to the club
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    FloridaBoy
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    03/23/2010 9:21 AM

    Good idea Bob. I always put the ladder on grass etc. because you never know. When it is hot out I make sure I am well hydrated. You lose fluids faster than you think and can become slightly disoriented.

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    ceckraft
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    03/24/2010 9:41 AM
    We are glad it wasn't worse and hope you have a speedy recovery. Your post was a good reminder for all of us. The post with the photos was good too. Tie off, bungy off, just do something to secure that ladder. When it's 2 story be even more careful.
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