We will only get paid better when we actually embrace the concept of selling the true value of the service we bring. Too much emphasis is placed on the physical work and not enough on the knowledge, experience, education, training and more importantly, safety factors.This really sucks to read. Bottomline is we have an inherently dangerous job and random shit happens. Years ago I fell 37 feet due to a handled rope ascender cam coming off after a tiny circlip came off and the pin fell out. It wasn't backed up which was dumb but this was before I was on the forums so didn't know better. This year one of my guys tripped on a vine and cut his leg with 371.
Shit happens, only thing I can say is we should be paid better so there's less pressure to rock it out. Even so I guess that wouldn't have negated my stuff as it wasn't due to rushing..
Let me know if there is a fund set up for the family