You know it’s bad when a tree surgeon drops his trusty chainsaw. Ever since they were invented, tree surgeons seem to have chainsaws permanently attached to their arms like they grew there. It’s a wonder they take them off to drive, or maybe they don’t.
It’s actually both a skilled and dangerous job and this video shows why as trees, alongside anything else mother nature didn’t expect us to fuck with, don’t always do as you expect. This one shot towards the victim and shattered his leg.
You can tell it’s a compound fracture right away: that bulge in his jeans doesn’t mean he’s pleased to see you. It’s confirmed by the best part of the video, which is a gnarly medical follow-up showing us the aftermath.
My totally untrained eye spots two things that look like mistakes: First, he didn’t leave himself an escape route in case the limb came at him. It happened so fast it may not have helped but at least the accident would be less severe because he wouldn’t have been trapped by the branch. Second, he had no buddy on-scene who could offer help if something did go wrong.
Video of tree surgeon getting his leg shattered by a branch and the aftermath of resulting compound fracture is below:
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