I am amazed at the number of accidents that happen right in our very own homes.
Parts of their attic has wooden flooring...safe to step on. But, Betty stepped on an area that was simply thin sheet rock covered with insulation. One leg fell through and she was in a lot of pain. Tony tried to pull her back up, but couldn't....so he ran down to call 911 (emergency paramedics). Betty said at some point she could no longer hold on. She said she must have blacked out from the pain and feel through this hole to the concrete floor of their garage. When she came to..... the ambulance was pulling in the driveway.
This is Betty, taken the next day, has a dislocated shoulder, two cracked ribs, a cut on her foot and a bruise and scrape that runs the whole length of the backside of her torso. It is amazing to me that she fell twelve feet to a concrete floor and those are her only injuries!
She hasn't lost her sense of humor though. When I photographed the hole in the attic....she said "notice that I didn't make a very big hole when I fell through!
Moral of this story folks. Please stay out of your attics! It is not safe up there!