A rainy day combined with a moss-covered tree, and Bryan McQuaid ended up with a broken bone in his shoulder. While trimming trees for an electric utility, the spikes on his shoes slipped. McQuaid’s safety harness caught him, but swung him hard into a tree.
“The potential to get injured on the job when you’re doing physical labor [is] always a very, very real thing,” he reflected.
McQuaid is now an apprentice ironworker, where he has faced smaller scrapes, occasionally to the amusement of his co-workers.
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