Friday while placing steel roof deck on a 3 story office bldg , my safety retractable became detached causing my retractable (approx 1.5 feet diameter and 35 lbs) to drop 10-15 feet and engaging which pulled my harness and me towards the ground/floor below approx 23 feet , automatically before I realized it even my hands grabbed on to the deck sheet to my left and the beam to my right and my left foot caught bottom flange of beam , ,left hand was cut on sheet and couldn't pull my self up yelled for Brother Ironworkers to pull me up . Foreman Bob Van Grinsven pulled me up with Thadaeus Payne. and Bob took me to hospital.. Yest this is called lucky. 72 stitches.
3 months ago