What happens when a roofer has a fall?

I fell over on Tuesday morning.

It was dark and I hit the road really hard. I was concussed for half an hour.

No. I had not fallen off a roof. Just off my bicycle on my way to my training circuit in Homebush.

The result is 4 broken ribs and a badly bruised hip. Fortunately, my helmet saved my head.

Another bicycle helmet meets its end
Another helmet meets its end

I won’t be able to get on a ladder for a while to look at any roofs… So, I am sorry. When a roofer has a fall, there will be a delay in roof inspections for a few weeks.

By Jack Yuen

Now in my early 60's, I started work as a civil engineer specialising in building things. In 1999, the Sydney hailstorm struck and I was asked to fix all the broken roofs in the eastern suburbs. Today, I have a great bunch of roofers and we go around Sydney tracking down roof leaks and fixing them or putting on colorbond metal roof replacements...

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