Worker cheats death after a building collapses onto his digger

Construction worker cheats death after a building unexpectedly collapsed onto his digger during demolition

  • Man was monitoring the process in an excavator when the structure fell on it
  • Fortunately, the worker in Jiangxi, south-east China, escaped without injuries
  • Six-storey building had collapsed in the wrong direction, contrary to predictions

A construction worker in south-east China has narrowly escaped death after a building suddenly collapsed onto him during demolition works.

The worker was reportedly monitoring the process in an excavator when the six-storey structure fell, crushing the machine.

Fortunately, the man in Shangrao city, Jiangxi province escaped without injuries, according to local reports.

A construction worker in Jiangxi province, south-east China has narrowly escaped death after a building suddenly collapsed on him during demolition works

The worker was monitoring the process in an excavator when the six-storey structure fell


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Video footage of the shocking incident in Poyang County on Sunday shows the building toppling to the left, crumbling right on top of a digger that’s right next to it.

The building had reportedly collapsed in the wrong direction, contrary to the worker’s prediction, according to People’s Daily.

Dust rock and debris were sent flying as other people were seen running away from the demolition site. 

Dust rock and debris were sent flying as other people were seen running away from the  site

The six-storey building had reportedly collapsed in the wrong direction

The building and the excavator disappeared in a massive cloud of smoke.

A shot showing the aftermath of the demolition shows other workers checking the interior of the digger’s cab among the large pile of rubble.

Luckily, the arm of the excavator protected the worker and he was unhurt, according to the report.

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