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Being a Trailer Park Superhero is risky business.

BJ – married to my niece, and certified construction working-man hero – broke his back on the job Thursday.  Working at a job site with his dad, a catwalk collapsed, and he fell 14′, and crushed a vertebrae.  Seeing a large hunk of grillwork headed for him, he managed to roll out of the way, preventing further injury from the falling metal.

As of yesterday?  He had been fitted with a back brace, given an assload of morphine, and sent home.  No signs of paralysis, neurological damage or other injuries.  He’ll be off work for about 3 monhts, and eligible for extended medical benefits.

Whew…

Plans for the construction of the new “double wide” home in the country – with an attached apartment for Mom – are temporarily on hold.  Plans for the “negligence” lawsuit against the owner of the jobsite with the inadequately secured catwalk?  Well underway…