#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 28th, 2014 10:45
#2 By: Omri Schwarz, January 28th, 2014 10:58
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.
#3 By: Jerry_Vandesic, January 28th, 2014 11:16
Early 2014 nominee for a Darwin award?
#4 By: Donald Petersen, January 28th, 2014 11:20
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.
#5 By: Mike Hardin, January 28th, 2014 11:25
If it weren't for people who have no understanding of physics youtube probably wouldn't be so popular.
#6 By: Me D, January 28th, 2014 11:31
All these years and I never realize those Wiley Coyote cartoons were actually documentaries.
#7 By: Mark K, January 28th, 2014 11:56
What other possible outcome did this guy expect?
#8 By: Shuck, January 28th, 2014 12:00
All I have to do is look at the still picture and I can see what's going to go wrong. Urg.
#9 By: Mike Andrews, January 28th, 2014 12:09
He didn't expect that the limb he was on was more supported by the building than the tree.
#10 By: El Mariachi, January 28th, 2014 12:31
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.
#11 By: gellfex, January 28th, 2014 12:59
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.
#12 By: Gabe Oakes, January 28th, 2014 13:52
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.
#13 By: Funk Daddy, January 28th, 2014 14:21
If not physics then processes. If it involves heights, chainsaws & seems dangerous, it almost certainly is.
#14 By: miasm, January 28th, 2014 14:45
I guess this would be an appropriate counterpoint to the "It's 'ealf and safety gone mad I tell yeh" paradigm.
#15 By: knoxblox, January 28th, 2014 15:31
This could be an object lesson for the next generation, but sadly, it probably won't be.
#16 By: Brian Sizemore, January 28th, 2014 16:23
They should have hired James, the nacroleptic tree cutter...
#17 By: Uber Alice, January 28th, 2014 17:10
"It was a million to one shot, doc, a million to one." - Kramer
#18 By: teapot, January 28th, 2014 19:03
Yeah.... definitely not a physics major!
#19 By: bombblastlightningwaltz, January 28th, 2014 20:31
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...
#20 By: Kyle C, January 29th, 2014 04:10
I like how the one guy at the end was like, "top priority is to take away the chainsaw."
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