Saturday, 18 September 2010

Bad day at the office?

Could be worse!



Tip of the clown wig to @MsGoodhew.

26 comments:

Ross said...

Ugh.

Norton Folgate said...

Gives me the shits just watching it

Jim said...

I had to stop watching after a couple of minutes. My heart was racing too much.

RantinRab said...

Bet they guys aint on minumum wage.

Mark Wadsworth said...

When I watch things like that my feet start to feel metallic and tingly, somehow. I think it means "Don't move".

John Whitley said...

...and he then turns to his workmate and says: "Fuck it! I'm bustin' for a shit!"

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

It's nice to know that some people manage to find a job, that uses their unique gifts and talents.

Daedalus said...

I think the worst thing about it is the lack of purpose built points to attach your safety harness to. Just cliping onto a bolt that is screwed into a small welded socket on the pipe you are climbing up seems to a bit minimal. Its a case of the guys who design these things doing it as cheap as possible and not really taking into account that someone has to change the light bulb every now and then. Its pretty typical of a whole load of things that people design; they never take into account how to maintain them, I know having worked in engineering maintenance for the thick end of 40 years.

Daedalus.

Richard said...

I got to 2:44 and then had to close it down. That was the worst thing I have watched in years. Thank you for totally fucking up my morning.

(I've pinched it for my blog too.)

Bastard.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot you bastard. I have just wet myself.

The Nameless Libertarian said...

Thanks for that. As someone who suffers badly from vertigo, I now feel utterly sick and my legs have turned to jelly.

microdave said...

I agree with Daedalus - just clipping onto to a three quarter inch bolt is pretty useless. If he did slip there's every chance it could jump off the end.......

And who does the safety checking of all the steps, and attachments??

I think I would be happier doing this for a living:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_NEAEGeFIw&NR=1

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha So try this.
You all probably know this one.


http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/Videos/Search-Results/Fun--misc/The-scariest-path-in-the-world/

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

Well, I don't give two hoots 'n a holler 'bout flyin inside a helicopter

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Nah, none of the alternatives made me shit my pants like the OP.

Sorry.

Woman on a Raft said...

I very nearly passed out.

He's wrong about one thing. There is a quick way down.

SpiteK said...

Fucking. Hell. Scariest thing I've seen in years. Very nearly pissed myself.

Pete said...

Damn scary, but it must have been even worse for the guys who put it up in the first place - they had nothing to fasten onto.

Fascist Hippy said...

I think that the local Health and Safety officers (cunts) should be made to visit every work place in all of the locations that he/she has responsibility for, to assess the risk situation in order that they can give a comprehensive assessment of the H&E requirements in any given location. When I see a report from one of the wankers pertaining to a site like the one in the video, I might just start taking them seriously and have a modicum of respect for them. In the event that they are not able/prepared to do that, I fail to see how they can enforce any H&S rules, fines etc. on anyone.

John Demetriou said...

Good God. That clip is sick.

I need a lie down.

Ray said...

I really couldn't keep my eyes on this the whle way through. How is it even possible? And climbing back down! Why don't they put all the bits requiring maintenance at a more accessible height? Use fibre optics instead of light bulbs kind of thing!

jonesey said...

This vid evoked in me one of the most powerful emotional responses I have ever experienced from simply watching a screen.

Nausea was the main thing with me and a distinct feeling of fear/doom.......what someone with an anxiety disorder has the horror of but WITHOUT a clear precipitant. Poor sods!

Anonymous said...

Up-thread--The Nameless Librarian says they suffer badly from vertigo. Doctors can often treat inner ear infections.

Or do you just have a fear of heights?

Roger Thornhill said...

I just had to stop watching after his "rest" during freeclimbing.

It is not a fear of heights I have, but the fear of falling from them (and landing!) and, specifically, succumbing to the temptation to jump.

My feet were tingling, legs jittering and heart racing, especially when the chap looks around.

WAAAAAAA!!!!!

Richard said...

"It is not a fear of heights I have, but ... succumbing to the temptation to jump."

Not just me, then. I get this irrational fear that I will jump off and not be able to stop myself, almost like watching myself from a distance. Mind you, that video did me good. I was clearing gutters today, probably six feet off the ground, and I wasn't shitting myself at all.

RayoftheUK said...

What gets me about our experience of reality is that it is simply made up of tens of thousands of little inputs from a variety of stimuli reaching us. If any goes a little awry, then we are either brave or cowardly, healthy or ill,wise or stupis. Some of us get a lot of one type or the other!