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We responded to a motor vehicle collision. When we arrived, we found we didn’t need the jaws of life to gain access to the injured because the right side of the car was torn open. An 8 year old boy was lying on top of his 35 year old dad. Both of them were on the floor in the back seat. Both were dead. Several days later, a police officer who had worked on the case told me more….

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Ladder Safety

I attended a man who had been building a garage. He had climbed the ladder onto the garage roof to nail shingles in place. The roof was about 9 feet high. As he stepped from the ladder onto the roof with his right foot, he stepped on some plastic that was on the roof. His foot slipped, and he fell feet first onto the ground. When he landed, he heard a loud crack. When we arrived with the ambulance, his leg was bent at 90 degree angle, 3 inches below his knee. It was a very nasty break.

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Being in a Rush

Michael was 29 years old and had a lot going for him. He had a great job, and he was very happy with his family life. One Saturday morning he was going to take his kids to a soccer game, but before he did that, he had one last chore to do around the house. He was going to clean the leaves out from the gutter. He took his ladder and went to the edge of the house, climbed it and scooped out the leaves.

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