Terrifying moment helpless worker dangles from crane

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Terrifying moment helpless worker dangles from crane

While we all like to think we can eliminate hectic f**ken mishaps on construction sites, the reality is that we just can’t. Yeah, nah, that’s why we have the word ‘accident’ and the phrase ‘s**t-happens’! Yep, sometimes s**t’s gonna go wrong and all you can do is hold on for dear life and hope for the best. Bizarrely, it can work. Just ask this Toronto construction worker who found himself dangling like a worm on a hook when s**t went awry…

All right, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of this, but that’s okay. It’s worth looking at and wondering just how the f**k it happened, because workplace health and safety experts reckon they’ve never seen anything like it.

Workplace safety consultant Phillip Ferreira reckons the event was one of a kind. His company S1 posted the video to Instagram on Tuesday and the s**t exploded faster than that cheeky viral rash your mate Barry picked up in Bali.

Ferreira said, “The worker got his arm caught up or tangled in a tag line – a tag line is a rope that is secured to a load that helps prevent it from unnecessary movement – and when the crane operator raised the load, that worker went for a ride, unfortunately all the way up to the 23rd floor.”

Obviously, if this was us, we’d be s**tting broken glass and piddling our pants with panic. When you watch the video, you’ll notice that old mate does the same thing. He screams and dangles and shouts and tries really f**ken hard not to plummet.

Making it abundantly clear how f**ken dangerous the situation was, his hard hat fell off and hit the floor in three seconds. Thank f**k it wasn’t the dude. Yeah, nah, in a bizarre way, that’s what makes the tangling-up of his arm so lucky: it kept him alive – even if it did sustain injuries in the process.


Final thought: yeah, we don’t really know what to say about this one except f**k-me-sideways that was close. Yeah, nah, if you know that bloke hold him tight, rub his back, give him a pat on the arse and tell him you’re glad he’s still here. F**k, you can even go as far as buying him a midstrength. Yeah, nah, buy him a midstrength.

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Video Link: Telegraph