Pipe Cutting Mistake Almost Takes Workers Life

Sometimes a simple mistake – such as sitting on the wrong side of the massive pipe ...

Sometimes a simple mistake – such as sitting on the wrong side of the massive pipe you’re cutting through – can have disastrous results.

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This pipeline worker is incredibly lucky that he was simply thrown for a ride when he completes the cut through this huge section of pipeline and the tension is released on the side he’s perched upon. Had he been paying attention, he would have likely realized that tractor’s bucket is holding the pipe in place on the side he should have been sitting on, saving him the embarrassment – not to mention the potential injury – of being thrown from the pipe when the cut was completed.

We certainly hope anybody out there with plans to cut a huge section of pipe will learn from this guy’s mistake and not end up getting dumped unceremoniously on their head as well! While it made for some laughs, this certainly could have had a much worse outcome.

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