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Old 08-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #41
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they do some sketchy stuff in China....
You ain't kidding: This is a 12 story building being demolished in Taiyuan City.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #42
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You ain't kidding: This is a 12 story building being demolished in Taiyuan City.

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How did they get that big yellow machine (12) stories up beside a Photoshop App..
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #43
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How did they get that big yellow machine (12) stories up beside a Photoshop App..
In pieces by chopper? Maybe a crane? But you may be right it could be Shopped.

I think this looks legit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLFAJQ7SLew
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In pieces by chopper? Maybe a crane? But you may be right it could be Shopped.

I think this looks legit.

RLFAJQ7SLew

Good thing they had their hard hats on
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #45
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I'm reposting this here, not enough of you viewed it.
I think we as electricians need to see this.
Just to keep safety in the forefront at all times.

This is what happens in the blink of an eye

.<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=6d04c71c9bb1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Too bad they weren't using the old-school bamboo scaffolding.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #46
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Too bad they weren't using the old-school bamboo scaffolding.
Thats true.
Looked like it had been or was raining, might have just vaporized most of the bamboo, men could've possibly survived that.
On the other hand 10Kvac + water + any current would still kill the **** out of you.
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In pieces by chopper? Maybe a crane? But you may be right it could be Shopped.

I think this looks legit.


RLFAJQ7SLew
Why in the world would they choose to demo a building that way, didn't they invent explosives?
Thats some crazy ass ****.
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I went to a safety seminar once and one of the guys speaking was working in a primary switch enclosure and one of the load break bushings was damaged from a vehicle hitting the enclosure. While he was in there the thing broke loose & arc'd. He got burned but the worse part was he fell forward into it as the recloser cycled a couple of times. Lucky to live through it. He wasn't shy about showing his battle scars - skin grafts - kinda looked like a patch work quilt.
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In pieces by chopper? Maybe a crane? But you may be right it could be Shopped.

I think this looks legit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLFAJQ7SLew
At least he had a rope tied around his waist.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #50
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How did they get that big yellow machine (12) stories up beside a Photoshop App..
I have no idea, but it ain't Shopped. Here's another view:

EDIT: The link to the picture got changed. If you Google the city name "Taiyuan" and "backhoe" "roof" you'll find the story.

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Am willing to bet they used a "flying-crane" to get it up there. Those things were designed to move tanks and artillery. We have companies here stateside that sets whole power line structures out west.
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it looks like the wheel caught on fire too..i wonder if the wheel was made out of rubber?
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Did anyone notice how they all "jumped" at the moment the one guy's foot touched ground? Or see the arc from his foot at that same moment?


I'm baffled at some of the practices I used to do. At the last EC I worked for, we'd rack in 2000 amp breakers with nothing but a hard hat and safety glasses, with one person standing by.

The company I work for now requires a 50cal spacesuit, 2 people standing by, and numerous testing before racking in the breaker.
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Here's another one for ya:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfy...ain-india_news
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And another:




Look at the clothes he's wearing before the arc, compared to what he has when he's brought down from the train.
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Am willing to bet they used a "flying-crane" to get it up there. Those things were designed to move tanks and artillery. We have companies here stateside that sets whole power line structures out west.
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I actually had taken the time to look up helicopter load capacities and that excavator (if not broken into parts) would exceed any helicopters load rating.

I am not an expert but that excavator in Johns picture looks like it would be more than 40,000 Lbs.
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I actually had taken the time to look up helicopter load capacities and that excavator (if not broken into parts) would exceed any helicopters load rating.

I am not an expert but that excavator in Johns picture looks like it would be more than 40,000 Lbs.
I would agree with you there... The reason I said that is to me it looks like that excavator could be broken-down just like a larger crane (boom, cab, track/drive, and counterweight sections). If they did attempt it all in one trip..... I definitely wouldn't want to be the man at the stick!
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That video should be made a sticky on this site and mandatory viewing.

I would also like all of you to vote for this thread.
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