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I took a short flight in our garage today from about 2/3rds of the way up the pull down staircase to the attic above. Poor little Halle was waiting for me to make one trip up to get my Scott's spreader, then I had promised her a look up there. Thank God I didn't default to my norm and take her up first. Seems that a hinge pin had a defect, or the design does, and it sheared in half, causing two others to shear and the entire ladder to twist 180 degrees in a split second, launching me, horizontally into the air, and ultimately to the garage floor. I laid there for a minute, afraid to start counting the fractures, Halle's eyes were about the size of the full disc on a Watson original, and she bolted to get Sheila because she was sure I was "headed toward the bright light".
I'm sure that I'm going to be very achey for the next few days, but compared to what I should be, I'll take that, and a few Advil, and be very thankful. Anyone with a Werner aluminum pull down (high end deluxe!) ladder, replace it, or get one of those big gymnastic pads and place it underneath it.