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I was installing a vanity light today. Cut the box in, installed the light and the last thing was installing the globe.

Had been installing the light off of a drywall bucket because I was too lazy to go get my ladder.

Was kneeling on the vanity and tightening up the last locknut on the globe. Went to step back down on the bucket and it tipped on me.

Instinctively reached out as I was falling and ripped the light and box I just installed right out of the wall.
 

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I was installing a vanity light today. Cut the box in, installed the light and the last thing was installing the globe.

Had been installing the light off of a drywall bucket because I was too lazy to go get my ladder.

Was kneeling on the vanity and tightening up the last locknut on the globe. Went to step back down on the bucket and it tipped on me.

Instinctively reached out as I was falling and ripped the light and box I just installed right out of the wall.
That stinks. We all make mistakes as long as you didn't get hurt.
 

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I was installing a vanity light today. Cut the box in, installed the light and the last thing was installing the globe.

Had been installing the light off of a drywall bucket because I was too lazy to go get my ladder.

Was kneeling on the vanity and tightening up the last locknut on the globe. Went to step back down on the bucket and it tipped on me.

Instinctively reached out as I was falling and ripped the light and box I just installed right out of the wall.

...I bet this was your train of thought
:eek::eek::eek::censored::censored::censored:, glad you didn't get seriously injured
 

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That stinks. We all make mistakes as long as you didn't get hurt.
Lights are cheap.....how are you??? falls are the biggest danger in our business....#1 injury in construction.:no:
...I bet this was your train of thought
:eek::eek::eek::censored::censored::censored:, glad you didn't get seriously injured
Im fine.....no injuries except my pride.

actually managed to reinstall the box and light received no damage.
 

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...santa is bringing RGH a new mutli ladder that was on black Friday special...stairways will now fear RGH:whistling2::laughing:
 

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Should have put the Madison bars in opposite.
 

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I have done my share of stupid things. I once set 4 sheetrock buckets with 2 boards across them and then set my 12' ladder on it. Worse part is I stood on the top of the 12' ladder. I remember the painters walking in and saying "are you crazy or what". Not a smart moved but I made it thru that one.
 

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A customer's lift didn't work (no up/down) and we didn't have a 10' or 12' ladder, so I put the 8' on the lift to gain the extra height. Probably not up to OSHA regs, but oh well. Gotterdone
 

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I posted this because I figured everyone could use a laugh at someone elses expense, but to also make you stop and think about what you are doing.

Sometimes we all need to slow down and make sure what we are doing is really smart and safe.
When I went on my own I bought a 4'step, handiest ever,took two spills from an extension ladder(20') bought a bucket truck.Moral:gravity ain't your friend!
 

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Thanks for sharing an example of why OSHA has gotten so out of control. :)

I'm glad only your feelings were hurt.
 

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Dennis Alwon said:
I have done my share of stupid things. I once set 4 sheetrock buckets with 2 boards across them and then set my 12' ladder on it. Worse part is I stood on the top of the 12' ladder. I remember the painters walking in and saying "are you crazy or what". Not a smart moved but I made it thru that one.
When I was an apprentice I unwisely listened to the guy I was working with. W had to hang a large chandelier in an apartment complex. Location? Directly over a 20 ft staircase. So he leaned an extension ladder up to the wall so he could support and connect it. I had to lay a board as wide as the 6ft ladder I had over top of the half walls surrounding the staircase, stand on the 4th rung and hold the over sized chandelier with one hand while he supported it. I thought my arm was going to fall off for a second. And at this time I wasn't as comfortable as I am now with heights (not that I love them now)

In the years I have learned a lesson. Don't always listen to the dumb ideas your superiors have.
 

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I knew a guy who tripped off a 6" curb and ruptured his Achilies tendon... he needed surgery and was not the same until almost a year later...

Even a stupid miss step can cause you great harm if you land on your foot the wrong way..

The days of rushing around on job sites that are cluttered with different trades are over for me... too many close calls...

Easier to walk slower and be safe.. :thumbsup:
 
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