Video – Stupidity personified…

Operator lucky to be alive following flouting of safety regs and disregard of good sense.

What you are about to watch simply beggars belief. A US demolition contractor whose face was already liberally smothered with egg having failed to implode an unstable chimney countenanced a demolition method that placed an operator at serious risk of death or serious injury.

As it transpired, the cab of the Komatsu excavator withstood the impact of a large section of chimney falling upon it and, thankfully, the operator walked away apparently unharmed.

But make no bones about it. This is a disgrace, and both the company that oversaw this contract and the individuals that sent the operator into harm’s way should take a long, hard look at themselves.

They have no place in a modern demolition industry.