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