Moment tree felling goes horribly wrong as huge branch VERY nearly wipes out worker below
- A planned tree felling nearly turned into a workplace disaster in Arkansas
- A worker can be seen sawing through a branch which was secured by a rope
- The cut-loose branch then swings on the rope and slams into the tree trunk
- The force of the hit dislodges a second branch which plummets to the ground
A man was almost flattened by a falling branch after a planned tree felling in Arkansas went awry.
The video of the incident, which took place in Russellville, Arkansas, starts with a tree cutting service worker standing at the intersection between two branches at the top of a tree.
The worker can be seen using a chainsaw to cut through one of the branches which has been tied off, presumably for safety reasons.
The video shows a tree felling service worker standing at the top of the tree as he cuts off a branch which is secured by a rope and can be seen swinging through the air
The cut off branch slams against the tree trunk, somehow dislodging the second branch, which falls to the ground, nearly hitting a worker below, who is seen scrambling out of the way
After being sawed through, the intended branch swings from the rope, through the air in a small arc, before slamming against the tree trunk.
The force of the impact then, somehow, knocks the second, unsecured, branch clean off the tree.
The branch then falls to the ground, nearly hitting an unsuspecting worker below.
A second worker can be seen jumping to safety as the huge branch strikes the ground.
‘No one was hurt outside of scratches,’ reported the person who filmed the video on June 14.