Everyone here is so understanding and I really appreciate it as will Ray’s family. I have known Ray since he started in the inspection industry and he has been very diligent at making customers happy, working hard and doing his job as he should. Everyone knows how hard it is to make ends meet, let alone when you have two kids and a wife.
What’s amazing though, he cracked two vertebrae by landing on a guardrail on a front stoop, and did not get parallyzed. Amazing that he’s walking (no steps for now). He recalled hearing crackling noises as did his customer upon impact.
This should serve as a friendly reminder for us all to be sure to use caution when using ladders whether high or low. Even when entering a scuttle hole at an attic, the ladder could flip out from under you even when setup as an “A” frame. Short/long term disability insurance may really be one of the best investments we could make for our own financial security, as something like this would generally be covered.
Wishing Ray a quick and healthy recovery!
To all those injured in our industry, thanks for serving the public. Think about what we really do. We protect and serve the public just as many other public safety employees do. The difference is, we are self employed.