Demolition gone wrong….again

Yet another video of demolition failing to go to plan.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s Phil Jones very kindly sent us this video. Quite why the photographer found the idea of a building collapsing on an excavator operator funny is something of a mystery, although, as the film progresses, the gravity of the situation does eventually begin to sink in.

Thankfully, the operator survived (no thanks to the photographer) but these photos (also supplied by Phil at Volvo) of the damaged excavator highlight two key points:

  • US contractors have a lot to learn when it comes to speccing a machine for demolition duties; a mesh guard on the cab window just won’t cut it
  • Despite this, a Volvo can can take one hell of a wallop!