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Old 05-22-2006, 11:30 AM   #1
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Standing on TOP of a 6' a-frame ladder yesterday working overhead outside (yes, I know this isn't safe, but it was the only way to do it). Lost my footing (damn dead leg from an old car accident/back injury), and went all the way back and down. Landed on my back and shoulders in sharp 3/4 minus gravel. JUST missed impaling myself on a 4' wooden picket fence behind me.

And we ALMOST had it on a camera phone. By the time my friend turned around to shoot the pic from a distance, I was half way to the ground already.
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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Ouch!!! get some 800mlg Moltren and bed rest.
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Hopefully, nothing seriously injured.
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It'* a catch-22. My previous back injury and resulting partial paralysis on the left side CAUSED this one (other than my poor judgement). Yet it can cause more damage quite easily.
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Wren, as a suggestion: try acupuncture. Your health insurance likely covers it and there'* NOTHING I've found better for managing pain.
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Sorry to hear you got hurt...glad it wasn't worse.

Again we are reminded that safety should come first. That warning about not standing higher than X step should be heeded and it sounds like others were around if you needed a hand. At least one could have stood behind you to soften the fall when you went down.
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Didn't u read the disclaimer on the top step that clearly states"Do Not stand on the top step"?? Well I hope u feel better!!
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Didn't u read the disclaimer on the top step that clearly states"Do Not stand on the top step"?? Well I hope u feel better!!
Another example of proof...we should do as he says..not as he does.
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gotta crack a little joke
sorry to hear had the same thing happen to my dad not to long aggo the only difference was he fell on really tall grass and it was a homade later
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Warning was clearly read and understood. Again, this was the only possible method of getting the work done.

The good news is that I finished my brakes before taking my backwards dive.
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