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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:37 am

SHOULD BE IN FRANCE NOW BUT!

hi all as the title says
was supposed to be at paris air show for two weeks working
but did a small job in london monday night and ended up with headinjuries and brocken wrist
not my fault was knocked off a set of ladders :evil:
so night on the ward and back to the toon
stay safe it happens!

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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:50 am

bloody hell dude, hope you're ok - other than the obvious bump and wrist,

wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:03 am

Ouch!!! Looks nasty mate. Where there's blame and all that??

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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:08 am

nightmare derek, hope your one the mend fast mate...
looks like youve given yourself a sore one there! :o

have to say, i stopped our lads using ladders many years ago due to an accident i had myself. happend quick as lightning and i wasnt that high either (just seemed higher for me ) :lol1:

anyway... hope you recover fast derek.
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:17 am

Sorry to hear this. Every self employed persons nightmare (being injured and unable to work)
Hope you make a full and fast recovery :D
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:35 am

cheers guys

back to work today
not too bad could have been worse
dont get me started on the NHS
definately reconsider use of ladders etc
as you say rob happend in an instant
happy working away when the guy up ahead of me on cheap zarge type ladders hadnt locked his a frame correctly he started to climb and it ran through with his weight it came at me like a dominoe falling.
head first onto concrete only my wrists broke my fall

anyway lesson learnt

not pretty but but thought i would let all know and maybe raise awareness

back to work here in overcast newcastle and its red hot in paris

cheers

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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:27 pm

Derek! I hope you are OK.
That really sucks.
I hope it didn't mess up your hips or anything, you probably feel like you were hit by a train.
:(
Love....Jill
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:05 pm

Howeh man Derek.....where's that Geordie spirit?

get yersel back down to London Town......chin the bloke who caused it, chin the pavement (again) and swim over to Paris in yer shreddies :wink:
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:06 pm

Oh dear… hope you're ok.

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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:44 pm

Speedy Recovery Derek :D
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:43 pm

cheers everyone

jill me hips fine still cannot dance though and still run like bernie clifton

its alreet glenn the pavement suffered big style hopeing to be fit for goodwood got a mountain of work at the festival hope ist all low level

would you believe i have an apointment at sunderland hospital tomorrow regarding fitting

thanks for all the good wishes

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Post Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:18 pm

Derek Heron wrote:would you believe i have an appointment at Sunderland hospital tomorrow regarding fitting


flip thats not fair, hope you get better soon...made me cringe when i read what happened dont know if anyone is the same but when you get older...like me :lol1: it does make you worry about accidents and how a harder knock we take, its easier when your younger :D im waffling again :wink: :lol1:
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Post Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:56 am

Sorry to hear about your fall, and hope you are on the mend, recently had a similar close call, and wont now use ladders unless the job is a quick job at low level, I favour a scaffold tower and last week purchased a Razor deck, self erect tower which is great for shop signs , lot more room for tools, harder to fall off. I would look at ladder stabilisers systems available are also a great idea, which fit to most extension ladders, takes longer to set up but saves time sitting in A&E.
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Post Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:32 am

Wow Derek!

Think though! It could have been a lot worse
You no longer being able to communicate
Paralysed and in a wheel chair
or just left in a coma

I know its seems a bit morbid but that's the way I think
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Post Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:34 pm

That's an egg and a half Derek.
Have a speedy recovery and be careful out there.
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Post Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:56 pm

Lucky guy Derek,
I know your pain, i had a cheap Ladder fail on me while on the 6th step , It Hurts!!! I know why people use the expression "A pain in the ( oh i swore ),!!) Broken tail bone and 6 months of Physio and £2K later , nearly the same,

First thing i did was get rid of all the cheap ladders and bought these

http://www.little-giant.co.uk/little_gi ... ck_pro.php

Very Strong , sturdy and have even had a similar incident like your occur while on one and it never moved
well worth the investment.
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:54 pm

cheers
ian defo on the list
we currently use zarges for most stuff
(not what i was knocked off they were supplied )
but these look ideal for jobing stuff

just been back from hospital 5 hours in fracture clinic good news just plaster for 4 weeks no pins etc

:evil: how come i had the first appointment but when i arrive its full and their is already an hour delay
explain that one matron.

No dont i would rather stay angry

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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:51 pm

Will you be updating your avatar Derek? :D
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:02 pm

ok
nearly managed a smile
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:18 pm

I see the bump has gone down
Not looking too bad

Probably stuffing yourself with pain killers though for that arm
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:52 pm

Ian Johnston wrote:Lucky guy Derek,
I know your pain, i had a cheap Ladder fail on me while on the 6th step , It Hurts!!! I know why people use the expression "A pain in the ( oh i swore ),!!) Broken tail bone and 6 months of Physio and £2K later , nearly the same,

First thing i did was get rid of all the cheap ladders and bought these

http://www.little-giant.co.uk/little_gi ... ck_pro.php

Very Strong , sturdy and have even had a similar incident like your occur while on one and it never moved
well worth the investment.
Ian


just the job ordered today 5 rung pro set £215 delivered inc vat
going to scrap all the others

thanks for the info

derek
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:01 pm

Lets know how you get on with it Derek

Did you get to France in the end or did you have to abandon altogether
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:20 pm

Derek Heron wrote:
Ian Johnston wrote:Lucky guy Derek,
I know your pain, i had a cheap Ladder fail on me while on the 6th step , It Hurts!!! I know why people use the expression "A pain in the ( oh i swore ),!!) Broken tail bone and 6 months of Physio and £2K later , nearly the same,

First thing i did was get rid of all the cheap ladders and bought these

http://www.little-giant.co.uk/little_gi ... ck_pro.php

Very Strong , sturdy and have even had a similar incident like your occur while on one and it never moved
well worth the investment.
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just the job ordered today 5 rung pro set £215 delivered inc vat
going to scrap all the others

thanks for the info

derek

You'll not regret getting them, top ladder, let me know what think when you get them
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Post Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:02 pm

quick update ladders arrived today
quick delivery
excellent quality
can even be operated one handed
up up and away
going to put it through its paces and road test it tomorrow
cheers for the pointer ian
derek

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