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Ares1967

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Im an Owner Op truck driver pulling a flat trailer. This is my Rig

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 While loading yesterday I lost my balance and fell face first into one of these. Its a pipe stake in its storage position.

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 After I hit the pipe stake I continued off the trailer impacting a steel platform with my head and finally landed on my back across a 10" steel pipe.

 I have a broken nose, 13 stitches above my left eye, and a badly abraded cornea. Otherwise I have some insane bruising on my shoulder, back, and hip. My safety glasses are destroyed along with the suspension inside my hard hat.

 I was VERY VERY Lucky. Even with the safety equipment the fact I didn't break any bones other than my nose, or have a serious back injury, is prob a fluke. Without the safety gear I have no doubt I would have at best been blinded and facing reconstructive facial surgery. At worst I'd be in a morgue today.

 Stay Safe and enjoy every moment of life while you have it.

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I have always believed that driving a long haul truck is much more difficult and dangerous than most people realize.  Glad you survived the fall with the (relatively) few injuries suffered.  Good luck to you on the road and hope the same does not happen again.  

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Rest up and heal, WOLF.    Glad to hear the damage was limited to what it was.   Stay tough, and we'll see you on the seas, bro.

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I hope your recovery proceeds quickly and I'm glad you were not more seriously injured.

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Nice tractor

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I know from experience it only takes a second or a single lapse in judgement and Bam - there goes one of your nine lives. It's scary when you realize how lucky you were. 

On the bright side, now maybe you'll look a lot more like Robert De Niro - Women love battle scars right?

Take Good Care of Yourself

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On 7/1/2018 at 3:51 PM, Ares1967 said:

while loading yesterday I lost my balance and fell face first into one of these. Its a pipe stake in its storage position.

5b3939eaa19da_20180630_2059331.thumb.jpg.036f55874f284c394368c30c92e95897.jpg

 After I hit the pipe stake I continued off the trailer impacting a steel platform with my head and finally landed on my back across a 10" steel pipe.

 I have a broken nose, 13 stitches above my left eye, and a badly abraded cornea. Otherwise I have some insane bruising on my shoulder, back, and hip. My safety glasses are destroyed along with the suspension inside my hard hat.

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