“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Uh, the very definition of a close call.
See? It didn't collapse into it's footprint either.EDKH.
That's because the backhoe operator broke the wall closest to him, and the lack of structural support there created a torque (due to unbalanced vertical forces) that pulled the chimney towards the backhoe. That's elementary civil engineering.As to the WTC towers, there was no lateral force nor any torque, so they fell vertically into their footprints.
That's why for certain jobs, you hire pros.
Well which is it,Balls of steels or brains of mush?
He didn't even have his tracks turned away from it so he could immediately move away.
Not insane, just really, really stupid. Proof of Darwin's theory, or at least very nearly.
Why not just place a small charge on the wall and blast it from a safe distance. Oh no, let's just risk losing a man AND an expensive piece of equipment.
He attacked it, unprovoked, so this was just sweet revenge.