A police chief in Mass. fell from his ladder last month and is now on medical leave.

He was doing projects around his house. He was on the ladder putting up drip edge on the rroof when his ladder broke in half.

He had broke a few ribs and needed reconstructive surgery on his shoulder so he is on medical leave until he can heal. The doctors say he will be in recovery for three to six months, but he is lucky to  be alive and not paralyzed.

After doing some research, he found the fiberglass ladder he used has a history of breaking.

Make sure to always choose a good ladder for your job. Do research before choosing your ladder and always inspect it before you climb.

Our hearts go out to this man and his family. We wish him well on his recovery and are glad his accident wasn’t worse.