Excavators aren’t typically meant to be dropped down to a lower level, but certain circumstances require it sometimes.  The machines are obviously extremely heavy, so a large crane and proper rigging is required for it to happen safely. As a construction firm in Hong Kong, China recently found out, though, it’s a little tougher than it seems.

While attempting to lower an excavator down an access shaft to the location of a highway tunnel currently under construction, the excavator begins to flip and then free falls all the way to the bottom of the shaft.


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