Excavator narrowly escapes avalanche of soil in giant hillside collapse

Updated Oct 17, 2015

excavator outruns hillside collapse

It’s not immediately clear exactly what is going on in the run-up to this near-catastrophe, but we’re a bit conflicted as to how to feel about this excavator operator’s skill level.

On one hand, it’s hard to think what he was thinking digging out the bottom of this hill, with so much clearly loosened soil looming overhead. But on the other, when things get really real, really fast, he finds the patience and wherewithal to guide the machine out from under the finger of certain doom.

Check out the video and decide for yourself.