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A safe has dropped on my head, yes really

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JohnWolfenstein Thu 11-Apr-19 16:51:57

Opened the wardrobe, crouched down to reach in to the back and the little safe box on the top shelf fell onto my head. I feel like Wiley coyote!

I screamed and fell over, but don't think I blacked out. DH has made me lie down and I have a slight headache and have taken paracetamol. Do I need to do anything else? He's just weighed it and it's 1st 2lbs.

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SaskiaRembrandt Thu 11-Apr-19 16:54:45

Do I need to do anything else?

If you have an egg shaped bump you need to push it back in.

Being serious - if you have a headache it might be an idea to phone 111.

ScreamingValenta Thu 11-Apr-19 16:55:34

I would get yourself checked out ASAP in A&E - you may have concussion.

SaskiaRembrandt Thu 11-Apr-19 16:56:22

OMG! I just noticed it weighs 1 stone - I misread it as 1lb and thought it was very small. Definitely phone 111! Or even go to A&E you could have at the very least have concussion, if not a fractured skull.

Sexnotgender Thu 11-Apr-19 16:59:57

I’d phone 111 and ask for advice!

Over a stone of metal is very hefty.

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Thu 11-Apr-19 17:03:01

How far did it fall?

MrsMozartMkII Thu 11-Apr-19 17:05:08


If you don't remember if you blacked out then there's a good chance you did.

Do you feel sick at all?

I type as someone who fell off her horse and hit her head. A bleed on the brain is no fun! Even if it's not a bleed, that's a serious amount of weight to have land on your head!

JohnWolfenstein Thu 11-Apr-19 17:22:55

Thanks everyone. Called 111 and now off to A&E.

It fell about a meter and a half off the top shelf of the wardrobe.

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beenhereages1 Thu 11-Apr-19 17:53:50

Ouch! Good luck at A&E

MrsMozartMkII Thu 11-Apr-19 18:23:40

Glad you're going to get checked out. Hope all is okay.

TheInvestigator Thu 11-Apr-19 18:25:44

Totally off point but is it an actual safe? Or just a cash box?

An actual safe should be bolted to the floor or wall, or someone could just come in and steal the whole safe!

OldAndWornOut Thu 11-Apr-19 18:27:33

It should be named an unsafe.

Theninjawhinger Thu 11-Apr-19 18:35:56

Bless you! A wardrobe fell on me once and I was trapped inside it. I felt like I was in a slap stick comedy then too!

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Thu 11-Apr-19 18:47:04

The door of our car boot fell on my head a while ago; both hydraulic arms failed so there was nothing to hold it up. It's a hatchback, so heavy. It wasn't fun.

MrsMozartMkII Thu 11-Apr-19 18:50:26

OldAndWornOut that made me giggle, ta.

UtterlyUnimainativeUsername ouch. Lots of ouches!

Apoiads Thu 11-Apr-19 18:52:51

Lol. Sorry, but how much dosh was in that safe?

TheChippendenSpook Thu 11-Apr-19 18:54:59

That wasn't very safe to have it on a high shelf wink

Seriously though... hope you're ok!

Heathcliff27 Thu 11-Apr-19 18:58:57

Stay safe op

SnapesGreasyHair Thu 11-Apr-19 18:59:49

If you have an egg shaped bump you need to push it back in.


Mapril Thu 11-Apr-19 19:00:56

High shelf and a heavy safe.

That's a bad combination

<badoom tish>

ShakeYourTailFeathers Thu 11-Apr-19 19:02:53

If it makes you feel better i once stepped on the garden rake and it swung up and smacked me in the face grin

ThanosSavedMe Thu 11-Apr-19 19:07:14

Fuck! Hope you’re ok

JohnWolfenstein Thu 11-Apr-19 19:09:32

It's a fire safe. So passports, birth certificates and that kind of stuff in it, but it's made of concrete surrounded in plastic. No actual valuables in it.

Will be moving it to a lower location asap.

Still waiting in A&E. Headache and neck ache and feel pretty wobbly and nauseous. Also running out of phone charge shock

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elephantoverthehill Thu 11-Apr-19 19:10:53

I hope you get through A&E quickly. I'm sorry but you are going to get the giggles when you describe the accident to the triage nurse. I hope all will be ok.

HollowTalk Thu 11-Apr-19 19:12:28

That sounds terrible! Hope you're okay.

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