Building suddenly collapses atop excavator in demolition gone wrong

Updated Dec 22, 2014

Building collapses atop excavator

It’s hard to see exactly what went wrong in this video, but it definitely highlights the dangers of demolition work. The operator is gutting the building and at a couple of points he’s having a hard time pulling something to the exterior. However, when the building finally goes, it looks like he’s reaching back inside but misjudges a wall or supporting beam and pushes right through it, sending the whole structure down on top of him. Somehow, he survived the accident and luckily none of the workers standing near him at the beginning of the video were still hanging around. Watch the video below.