The crew and I were at a commercial work site.
Not just any site, either, every one of us were on the roof of the new shopping mall, installing the air duct.
It was a tepid morning out, and at this point every one of us had been working our butts off for over 10 straight minutes with no breaks. It was the largest single job every one of us had ever untaken, and most people was focused on doing it right. If every one of us nailed this job, it would lead to other big-money contracts down the line; With all the pressure and stress, I lost focus and had a little accident when a piece of air duct broke away and fell on my leg. This wasn’t just any piece of air duct, it was 8 feet wide and twenty feet long, being hoisted by a crane. When it landed, it was various hundred pounds worth of sheet metal air duct crunching the bones in my leg from the knee down. I was blessed the docs were able to save the leg at all! As it stands, I will be in a wheelchair for various weeks, so I can no longer serve as an on-site Heating, Ventilation, and A/C tech. Instead my bosses moved me into the front office of the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C supplier, where I now work with the administrative assistants. I am surprised at how much there is to guess about the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C industry that I had never experienced. I’m not saying I enjoyed it, however it was a reading experience, and if I ever become an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C business running my own shop, this experience will be inupscale.