When a giant building is about to be exploded by construction workers, people will turn out just to watch it fall. But what happens when the building simply isn’t ready to go?
A team in Redbank, Australia learned the hard way recently that not every silo will go out with a big blast.
After applying the normal amount of explosives, the workers on-site pressed the big red button and watched as the building’s structure shift, fell part way, and then just stuck to its foundation.
The silo sat in place looking more like the leaning down of Pisa than a pile of rubble.
Realizing that applying more explosives might not be safe, the ground workers instead brought in excavators to push the building over.
At the end of the day, the building did fall to the ground. Unfortunately, it was all a bit anticlimactic.
Watch closely, and you’ll notice one of the excavator operators was quick to scurry away from the building as it finally toppled to the ground.
Now, if only we could find a way to use those same excavators to topple every 9/11 truther who comments on a building collapse on YouTube with venomous US hating force we would be in business.
No word yet on whether or not the explosives guy lost his job. We have a feeling the embarrassment he felt at the hands of his co-workers was probably punishment enough.
What did you think of the big building collapse mishap? I actually enjoyed watching the excavators scramble for safety.