I was contacted today by a fellow member who provided these details:
One of my fellow home inspectors fell off his ladder yesterday during a routine roof inspection. The ladder slipped when he stepped onto it and he fell onto the driveway breaking a vertebrae in his back. He also broke his arm, elbow, heel and sustained injuries to this head. He is going into surgery today. This is a reminder for always using your best judgement and never getting too comfortable (I’m not saying Michael didn’t do that, it was just an accident). The ladder and the electrical panel are the most dangerous parts of our job and we cannot let our guard down. Michael is 62 years old and may not recover from this. I have created a link for any donation you would like to send his way to help his family with medical costs and or monthly expenses as Michael did provide the majority of his families income. We have been fortunate as an industry to have maintained and even grown through the pandemic. I have dedicated to donating one of my home inspections this month to him and anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated, not expected. Stay safe and lets send good thoughts Michael’s way for surgery today.