Almost 30 years ago, I was descending a ladder when my life changed with devastating consequences, writes Jason Anker MBE.

On 3 January 1993, I was involved in a totally avoidable accident on a construction site while working as a roofing labourer for my father-in-law’s roofing company.

I was not a roofer by trade, but it was the time of the 1990s recession and work had been hard to find after I’d been made redundant from my previous job as a skilled signwriter. That day, 3 January, was also the first day back after the Christmas break and it was a cold, foggy, icy day — just the kind of day you really didn’t want to be on a construction site. However, the day passed by like any other, but at around 2.30pm a rush job came along, setting off a train of events that was to change my life forever with devastating consequences.


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