MORRISON, Colo. (KDVR) – Shane Henry is shaken — but thankfully not broken — after a kitchen cabinet fell on him Sunday.
Shane shared a video with FOX31 and said he and his family were getting ready to watch the Super Bowl when it happened.
In the video, you can see Shane, his wife and their son in the kitchen. She opens the fridge door as he turns to walk away when disaster strikes. Shortly after, their daughter runs in to see what happened.
“I’m glad I turned toward the TV, because if I’d been facing that cabinet straight on I wouldn’t have had a chance to move at all,” he said.
Shane and his wife stored a mug collection in the cabinet that fell on him.
He told FOX31 he’s thankful he walked away with a few bumps and bruises but is saddened about the loss of this collection.
Shane and his family moved into the house in 2014. They say it was built in 2008.
Contractor: How to check your cabinets
Jim Cope is a local contractor and says there are no checks and balances when it comes to ensuring cabinet safety in homes.
Cope tells FOX31 to check your cabinets to see if they are made out of pressed wood or plywood. Pressed wood is inexpensive compared to plywood.
When you open a cabinet and you notice the shelves are starting to sag, more than likely, it’s pressed wood.
If you do notice this, flip the shelf over, put some – not all – of the dishes back in, that way the shelf won’t break.
Cope said plywood is expensive right now, so consider putting some things in those lower cabinets if you can. That’ll save you a headache, in more ways than one.