Excavator attempts a crane’s job, faceplants into a hole

Updated Feb 11, 2015

Excavator faceplant

We’re not really sure what was going through this crew’s mind when they thought this massive piece of rock could be hoisted by an excavator. Too many laws of physics are working against them. The weight of the rock. The length of that cable. The incline the excavator is sitting on. There’s plenty more wrong with this attempt so let us hear it in the comments. Thankfully, the operator escapes the fall unharmed. Check out the video below.