A tall smokestack collapsed on an excavator, and a drone filmed it


#1

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#2

Who is doing their graphics placement? That person needs to be in a different job.


#3

Don’t things normally fall/collapse in the direction from which they are weakened? As in chopping down a tree, excavation, etc.


#4

The placement of that ad is so stupid, it’s actually impressive.

Seems the video can be found in lots of other places on YouTube, though:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Tim+Phifer


#5

I promise that’s not a Rickroll.


#6

Yes, but not everything always goes according to plan…


#7

Funny, I was just saw a bit of this bit about robot digger drivers from Japan:

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/features/201511300812.html

At the time I was thinking it was cool, but I wasn’t sure of the applications. Now I know.


#8

I was yelling at the screen: “Take the lower third out!”

Freaking local news.


#9

“2.6 million pounds of rubble.”

He should play the lottery, and thank his lucky stars.


#10

Video link for the BBS.


#11

This is one of those times when using remotely activated explosives would have been a good idea.


#12

It wouldn’t be the first time that has happened. I recall a similar incident here in BC about 20 years ago, and the operator just had time to look up, and he wasn’t so lucky he didn’t make it.


#13

This is one of those times when reading the fine article would have been a good idea. The heavy machinery was brought in after two failed attempts with explosives.


#14

The machinery being used is an excavator, not a backhoe.


#15

I was corrected on this difference by a 4-year old once. I’m not going to make that mistake again.


#16

third times a charm?


#17

If explosives don’t solve your problem, use MORE explosives.
Repeat until problem solved.


#18

Hey I know, how about I’ll put our lower third banner directly over the primary action in this video. I think that’s a great idea.


#19

If you put the film on first, maybe it will stay fresh.


#20

Someone who is trying to keep the real cause of the collapse secret, that’s who.