beschizza — 2014-01-28T10:45:18-05:00 — #1
irmo — 2014-01-28T10:58:34-05:00 — #2
I hop he wasn't hurt. And I hope he was an idiot and not a struggling worker obeying orders from a shitty contractor. Shit like this is why the good Lord gave us the gift of unions.
jerry_vandesic — 2014-01-28T11:16:55-05:00 — #3
Early 2014 nominee for a Darwin award?
donald_petersen — 2014-01-28T11:20:01-05:00 — #4
Oof. A good friend of mine would need a trigger warning for that. Her dad fell off a ladder and landed on his chainsaw. It was about as bad as you could imagine.
blueprint1034 — 2014-01-28T11:25:05-05:00 — #5
If it weren't for people who have no understanding of physics youtube probably wouldn't be so popular.
groonkame — 2014-01-28T11:31:25-05:00 — #6
All these years and I never realize those Wiley Coyote cartoons were actually documentaries.
mrmark — 2014-01-28T11:56:49-05:00 — #7
What other possible outcome did this guy expect?
shuck — 2014-01-28T12:00:04-05:00 — #8
All I have to do is look at the still picture and I can see what's going to go wrong. Urg.
mikea — 2014-01-28T12:09:14-05:00 — #9
He didn't expect that the limb he was on was more supported by the building than the tree.
l_mariachi — 2014-01-28T12:31:19-05:00 — #10
He’s not wearing a hard hat or proper ear protection (much less a safety harness,) I don’t see any caution tape marking off the area… so yeah, unfortunately it’s safe to say this is not a union jobsite. Lumberjacking is not unskilled labor.
gellfex — 2014-01-28T12:59:26-05:00 — #11
Some years ago my mom was furious with me because I refused to climb up a tree in her yard with a chainsaw to cut a large limb. "If I were a man I'D do it!". I just said there were people with the right training and equipment to do this, and I wasn't one of them. I guess I have better innate understanding of physics than the gent in the video.
gabe_oakes — 2014-01-28T13:52:32-05:00 — #12
while there's still a potential risk, a ladder next to it makes far more sense. Hopefully not a pro- they have quick access to cherry pickers.
funkdaddy — 2014-01-28T14:21:45-05:00 — #13
If not physics then processes. If it involves heights, chainsaws & seems dangerous, it almost certainly is.
miasm — 2014-01-28T14:45:25-05:00 — #14
I guess this would be an appropriate counterpoint to the "It's 'ealf and safety gone mad I tell yeh" paradigm.
knoxblox — 2014-01-28T15:31:05-05:00 — #15
This could be an object lesson for the next generation, but sadly, it probably won't be.
bcsizemo — 2014-01-28T16:23:35-05:00 — #16
They should have hired James, the nacroleptic tree cutter...
uberalice — 2014-01-28T17:10:45-05:00 — #17
"It was a million to one shot, doc, a million to one." - Kramer
teapot — 2014-01-28T19:03:57-05:00 — #18
Yeah.... definitely not a physics major!
lightningwaltz — 2014-01-28T20:31:04-05:00 — #19
Indeed. One look at the vid still frame and you know its not going too end well. If it was Harold Lloyd or Buster Keaton up there...
kyle_c — 2014-01-29T04:10:57-05:00 — #20
I like how the one guy at the end was like, "top priority is to take away the chainsaw."
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