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Dave B

Just had a fall off a ladder from gutter height.

Went upside down and foot caught in rung briefly which is what saved me.

Broken 2 fingers and got bruises all over.this is where I hit the plant pot with my head upside down.

Just go carefull guys.

 

 

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Clearview Lee

Wow! & Ouch! I'm very happy to hear you're not crippled, mate. That's some height to fall from a ladder!!

 

I fell from one in 97 and landed on my head, and body weight came crashing down on my ribs as my body folded over. Mega pain like I've never felt before...Damn, I was so lucky. And so are you my friend!!

 

I only go up a ladder to come off it now. If I need the access to a flat roof etc.

 

Enjoy yer xmas and hope it heals quick for you.

 

 

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TWC

Jesus

sounds like you were very lucky although you probably don’t feel lucky
best wishes for a speedy recovery 

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Pjj

Sounds like you have had a lucky escape hopefully no serious injuries, this is why we rarely use ladders , even when working safely accidents can happen , if you are in any doubt go and get checked out at a&e  sometimes you can have an injury and not be aware of it , we go out to a lot of falls from height and always recommend getting looked at at hospital just in case . 

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Iron Giant

@Dave B bloody hell mate, so so lucky it could have been far worse, I hope things are going to be ok work wise as well as health wise 

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Dave B
9 minutes ago, Iron Giant said:

@Dave B bloody hell mate, so so lucky it could have been far worse, I hope things are going to be ok work wise as well as health wise 

I'm fine thanks mate.

Couple of broken fingers and some cuts n bruises but will be at work tomorrow. 

Fell from here upside down lol.

Was clearing the gutter and gulley in the corner from my ladder.

Not over angled either.

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Den

He his alright he landed on his head 😂 Just go's to show how easy it can be to fall Dave is one of the very experienced ladder user with years of ladder work under his belt. 

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Incheck
1 hour ago, Dave B said:

Just had a fall off a ladder from gutter height.

Went upside down and foot caught in rung briefly which is what saved me.

Broken 2 fingers and got bruises all over.this is where I hit the plant pot with my head upside down.

Just go carefull guys.

 

 

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God mate im sorry to hear that what a shock it must have been. You’ve come off lightly and will live to fight another day but this is awful news. Wish you a quick recovery. Big love man x

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Chris34

Wow, sounds like you just dodged a bullet.  

 

This is what I say when I'm quoting for new jobs when they ask why I don't use ladders.  I say to them that say I've got 100 customers per week, going up and down the ladder, over say 20 years, think how many times I'd be going up that ladder over 20 years?  Then think that I only need to make 1 mistake at height and it would be game over.  Just not worth the risk.

 

That plant pot might have just cushioned the blow enough to save you.  I'd ditch the ladders, not worth it.  Get checked up then have a few whiskeys.  You might have damaged your head without realising. 

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darren

Hi glad that you are ok just to ask do u work on your own or with someone else. Always good to have someone around just in case  glad you are still able to work.

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Dave B
1 minute ago, darren said:

Hi glad that you are ok just to ask do u work on your own or with someone else. Always good to have someone around just in case  glad you are still able to work.

Both..depends if my mate is helping me.

4 minutes ago, Chris34 said:

Wow, sounds like you just dodged a bullet.  

 

This is what I say when I'm quoting for new jobs when they ask why I don't use ladders.  I say to them that say I've got 100 customers per week, going up and down the ladder, over say 20 years, think how many times I'd be going up that ladder over 20 years?  Then think that I only need to make 1 mistake at height and it would be game over.  Just not worth the risk.

 

That plant pot might have just cushioned the blow enough to save you.  I'd ditch the ladders, not worth it.  Get checked up then have a few whiskeys.  You might have damaged your head without realising. 

Not anything in there to damage lol.

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Chris34
13 minutes ago, Dave B said:

Both..depends if my mate is helping me.

Not anything in there to damage lol.

 

Seriously, when it's your head you don't know what's happened, even if you don't have much of a brain in there :1f603: 

 

 

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Iron Giant
37 minutes ago, Dave B said:

I'm fine thanks mate.

Couple of broken fingers and some cuts n bruises but will be at work tomorrow. 

Fell from here upside down lol.

Was clearing the gutter and gulley in the corner from my ladder.

Not over angled either.

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Maybe time to invest in a gutter vac 🤔

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Chris34

Reminds me, finished a job yesterday, wearing shorts as per usual, I was putting my gear back in the van on the drive and bloody banged my shin on the towbar, the pain took ages to subside, I was rolling about on the edge of my van must have been at least 3 minutes, I couldn't put any weight on it, very painful but I knew I was behind time so just wanted to get packed up and sit in the van.  So in pain I was hopping about trying to get the equipment back in, then the worst happens, I only go and bang the other one  :1f635:     :1f602:  It's dangerous this window cleaning   :1f602:

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scottish cleaning service
6 minutes ago, Chris34 said:

I was putting my gear back in the van on the drive and bloody banged my shin on the towbar, the pain took ages to subside, I was rolling about on the edge of my van must have been at least 3 minutes,

 

That's the very reason mine has pipe insulation wrapped round it with gaffa tape holding it in place. On Monday morning I shot out my back door and didn't realise how icey it was till I ended up on all fours on the pavement. Black ice everywhere and I was lucky that I didn't break my elbow. Just lay there in shock till I realised what had happened so I understand your sudden shock all too well Dave.

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kevinc250

wow mate, think of it that plant pot probably saved you from death or serious injury, I've learnt now as you know i'm recovering from a ladder mishap, its really not worth it with the ladders anymore, I think its only when it happens to yourself then you think its just not worth it, that £100 job could have left your wife a widow, its harsh I know but that's the truth and i'm sure you've been rollocked already by the better half, look after yourself and keep sipping the gin.

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wezza13

Here’s to a speedy recovery. Definitely recommend getting on to a gutter vac. Have a good Xmas 

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dazmond

i gave up gutter clearing years ago now...i always hated doing the job anyway.....i stick to nice easy wfp work from the ground these days.....ive fell off ladders twice from 1st floor height......i was very lucky.......i know guys that have shattered heels and damaged vertabrae in their backs from landing on their heels.....👎...i was fine but it shook me up both times...... 

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Dave B

Definitely working tomorrow.. must be mental.

Injuries list is 2 broken fingers strapped together (well 1 for definite but feels like the other one may be also)

Bashed up and lumpy leg.

Bruised forearms.

Sore shoulder.

Sore wrist and bruises on lower back.

Apart from that I'm perfectly fine🤣🤣

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