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What could possibly happen...

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by CM1995, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    This was in Alabama. We did an auto parts store a mile or two away from this site.

    There are so many things wrong with the operation, luckily the operator wasn't killed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-slDDFNdx8

    Let the discussion begin.
     
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    Not gonna say much other than " What a dumb ass".
     
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    My thoughts exactly Gramps.:rolleyes:
     
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    Wowzers! That guy better enjoy every breath he takes for the rest of his life! Not knowing how something like that would be demoed, I will assume that wasn't the correct way? Or was it just not an operator with enough experience doing it I wonder....
     
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    In a wide open area like that, seems like a single stick of dynamite would have be far easier, and it would have spared Komatsu excavator. But I guess "hold my beer and watch this!" makes a better video. :beatsme
     
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    Operator is just lucky those trouble making government safety people made it a law to have a safe cab on that machine! Then again if there was not that cab the gene pool would be a little better off today.

    I hope the insurance company sees that video and tells them where they can shove the claim forms when they submit the claim.
     
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    Kind of legitimizes Ron White's schtick.....
     
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    You said it all Ken. Can't add anything but, do you think they will weld on it to fix it?
     
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    Agree .

    And government people hired this guy to do a job . He should appreciate there efforts to protect him from harm .
     
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    That cab sure did its job
     
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    In the comments it says they'd tried to shoot it twice already.

    I think that's a pretty safe assumption...
     
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    I read an article in a farm magizine a few years ago about a one man show that took down smoke stacks and silos by himself using a few hand held power tools. He would cut a vertical section out a number of feet high, block it up with wood dunnage and then take a section out on each side of the blocked one blocking them with dunnage as he went. In essence he made a big notch in the tower using different woods with different burning rates. He them started his dunnage on fire and as it burned it fell over like falling a tree with a notch. It was pretty cool and he was safely a long way away when it went over.
     
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    Fred Dibnah was that mans name OIH. He has some very neat videos on utube.
     
  14. CM1995

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    Fred was the first person I though of while watching the video.:cool2

    He was a man that knew demolition and how to bring structures down - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L1WOnR2KBY
     
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    This Video of an idiot set loose from a Nut House does damage to the Demolition Industry, this would never happen in the U.K. as the excavator driver would be taken back to the Mental Hospital for on-going treatment, the thing that is a surprise to me is the crowds letting this happen in front of them, the only way this was going to end up is with the big bit falling towards the bit missing, the driver never needs to have children to carry his DNA further, it is sad to see things like this happen, lucky for the driver he lived to tell the tail of what an Idiot he is and learn from this that he needs to go wash cars or something?
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    He did everything correct! If not, then how would he get his 15min of fame? People like him keep the world entertaining, just don't be near him when he gets a brain fart.
     
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    Freedom has it's risk's tc . Sometimes it don't work as planned .

    I would have just hired Burt Reynolds & Jan-Michael Vincent to do the demo job . LOL!

    They timed it just rite at 3:05
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLokDBOb7-U


    Hey .... don't know this guy's background or circumstance on this smoke stack job ?

    At least he had the fortitude to step up to the plate & take a swing at it . And it came down ! Not as planned but down on the ground and he will move on & learn from it .:thumbsup
     
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    td25c, I think Burt and Co would have done a lot better job than the man in the poor Komatsu, in the U.K.if the driver worked for some of the Demolition outfits I know of, he would have a hole behind the Ear as he was pulled out of the cab, this driver needs to seek a new line of work outside anything needing mental input, he might not have been injured but the chance of him injuring someone else is very real.
    To get insurance to tackle Demolition work in the U.K. is very hard, needing a good track record on lots of jobs before cover would be agreed on high building take down with method statements and full risk study, the bit saying drive up to the chimney and break out the bottom with an Excavator without props would be the No Go thing, this sort of Demolition is near always hand done as its safer, that driver did get the end result "Not as Planned" and no doubt he will learn from it to keep away from anything higher than a Garden Wall.
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    I can see that his plan to bring that down with an excavator was well thought out.Not to say that I would have the cayunes to do it myself but based on what he had to work with there you can see that he dislodged the masonry on the left side of the opening with the excavator so that the structure would rotate as it fell and in theory would miss the machine in the process and that is just about what happened.I don't suppose anyone could predict how much it would rotate but it rotated enough for him to live through it.We do this all the time when cutting trees.I grew up cutting with a bucksaw and you have plenty of time to plan and think about it.You would be amazed where you can fell a tree if you plan it right,sometimes even using a push pole wedged into the ground for help.Ron G