Welding mishap


#1

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#2

Is he welding, or cutting?

Real life is really just like cartoons!


#3

i was wondering the same thing. it looked to me like he was intentionally taking down a dangerous roof.


#4

NOSHA approved. Cutting torch, not welding. The guy is a pro.


#5

He must have nerves of steel. Bet his wife was worried for his weld being, but i hope he can solder on.


#6

He was cutting the frame, not welding it.


#7

The trick is to never look down after the ground beneath you falls away.


#8

I can’t see the harness, but per OSHA regs he had to have safety harness with shock absorption to work up there in the first place. A fall would have been unpleasant – possibly even some injuries – but not anything like all the way down.


#9

Does it look like he’s working someplace OSHA knows about?

That seems… doubtful… to me.


#10

After taking more time with the video, I totally agree.

I took a wrong tack after another comment.


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#12

Neither welding (cutting) nor mishap (planned event)


#13

“whoa, man – are you all right??”
“yeah, but i may have just crapped my pants…”


#14

“He didn’t fall? Inconceivable!”


#15

it seems like frauenfelder’s posts are all shills or inaccurate.


#16

I bet his previous job experience was sawing tree limbs while sitting on the wrong side.


#17

I’m more impressed with this semi-automated solution to replacing railroad sleepers whilst the rails remain in place:

http://imgur.com/gallery/JOeNC94


#18

Whether intended or not, I just can’t imagine sitting on that post while things cave in about you! Especially when it kind of vibrates in response to the collapse.


#19

Gah!

Am I the only one, despite knowing better, who keeps seeing “Wedding mishap?”


#20

That is mesmerizing. Whoever is running that rig is an artist.