If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters, obviously. But, If there’s a large animal stuck in the ground, who ya gonna call? Construction workers. Earlier this year, construction workers were able to rescue a small deer that had gotten stuck in some pretty deep mud with an excavator, but just recently construction crews were called in to rescue a much more terrifying animal: a gigantic bear.
After a bear reportedly got stuck in a cesspit after trying to eat dead chickens at a nearby chicken farm in Turkey (heh, a chicken farm in Turkey, there’s a joke in there somewhere), construction crews rushed to the scene to begin the rescue effort. Using a hammer attachment on an excavator, the operator chipped away at the ground and concrete in an effort to make a hole big enough for the bear to escape. As you can probably imagine, the bear wasn’t too happy about being stuck in the hole and then having a powerful robot arm coming after him, so it let out a few big growls before finally breaking free.
It was definitely impressive that the operator was able to get the bear out without harming it and I’m sure the bear will appreciate the effort more later on when it calms down. I don’t think I would have been nearly as brave as the cameraman, especially when the bear got out of the hole and looked like it wanted to devour everything in its path.
The video below was shared by Vitaly Petrukhin:
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
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Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.