Guy sits on large pipe while cutting it, is bucked into the air because physics is highly unforgiving

Updated Sep 15, 2014

worker bucked during pipe cutting

The takeaway from the video below is pretty simple: don’t be this guy.

Staring his friend the excavator bucket directly in the face, this guy was still somehow unable to foresee a future in which the strain and potential energy of this massive pipe he was seated upon would have nowhere to go but up once it had been disconnected from its other half. He’s lucky to be alive though he likely needed a change of pants after this little episode.