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Beware the top step on a ladder
I know, the top step is not for standing, although I've gotten away from it before, But not yesterday.
Got a mystery noise in my AC, so yesterday I decided to go up to my attic to see if I can fix it. With a short ladder. I know they say don't step on the top, but since I'm a rebel, I did anyway, the upper third of my body in the attic. Of course, the ladder failed me, and I was left hanging on a couple of wall 2x4s ceiling joists with my right leg through the ladder. I knew I couldn't hold on forever, so I eventually let go. Fell about 4 feet, my head hit the bedroom floor hard enough to get my attention. Bent the aluminum ladder, ruining it. I was lucky I didn't get really hurt, except for bruises on my wrists. I left my flashlight in the attic burning, and had to get my big ladder to go back up there, since it was getting hot.
Took a blow to the head, wrists, and leg. A 73 year old man and a 4ft ladder and ignoring the basic rules; could have been a lot worse.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.