From bad backs to serious cuts to falls off of roofs, everyone who spends time on a jobsite is at risk of getting hurt. Safety training and careful work habits can go a long way toward minimizing jobsite risks, but there's no better teacher than the voice of experience. And as a matter of fact, some of the most valuable safety lessons occur during break time, when crew members share their humorous or harrowing tales. Towards that end, Tools of the Trade editor Chris Ermides has invited readers to tell their own stories, with this warning: It ain't always pretty.

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