Know Your Enemy #38

When a person writes in our field, he or she assumes an air of infallibility and wisdom," this aint necessarily so."

Some place too much confidence in the helmet. If a sufficient load hits the helmet the front piece will become your belt buckle. Incidentally do not fail to strap your helmet. I have seen a number of accounts of building material dislodging the helmet and further loads of stuff hitting the unprotected skull.

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