I'm pretty sore at the moment. I've got huge bruises all over my body, and I am wearing a plaster cast on my leg. This was after having a Utility pole snap on me and the cross-arm hit me in the right leg and snapped it. Had I not been wearing the Pole belt and strap, this could have been avoided, considering that I was trying to access an LV pole fuse that had blown. I was way out in the middle of nowhere, the house was a good half a mile away. I managed to get to the truck and get help, after getting a 300kg+ pole off my leg and I drove to the nearest house and told them what had happened. After that I passed out. All I remember was a fellow Faultsman that was working in the area, woke me up and got me to Hospital. If you are looking at this Ian, thanks Heaps!!!!!!
Aaaak, Trumpy!! Good to hear you are in one piece, although a bit dented. I’ve never been a climber, but have come across the leftovers of poles rotten at the ground line. Contacting the never-soft-enough earth is usually unplanned and always rudely unpleasant.
The only trite advice I can offer is to enjoy the pain pills during recovery. [Please, though—never let them get the best of you.]
#149880 - 05/16/0410:40 AMRe: Rotten pole + Pole belt = Broken Leg
Trumpy, From one to another, brother, sorry to hear that. Lemme toss my "Get Well Soon" atcha. Let's face it, some safety rules get in the way of saving your life, glad to hear you came out 'on top' so to speak.
Good luck and remember these simple rules to live by:
1- Greasy side down 2- shiny side up 3 - STAY ON TOP OF THE POLE