A factory worker’s life was saved thanks to his hard hat after a heavy metal hook was flung into his head. A stack of metal sheets was being maneuvered attached to a crane with large iron hooks, when one chain suddenly snapped. The hook then flew across the factory and smacked the worker so hard he fell to the floor and his hard hat came off.
The terrifying near miss happened at a factory in Foshan City in southern China with the workman dazed but alive following the accident.
CCTV footage shared to Chinese social media shows the worker and his colleague unloading the stack of metal sheets using hooks and thick wires.
A mechanical pulley system slowly lowers the stack onto another when the hooks suddenly come loose and snap, causing the metal sheet to fly up.
The workman flinches at the loud sound but does not have time to react as both metal hooks come swinging towards him, hitting him on the head and knocking him to the ground.
The stunned worker’s hard hat is knocked off and he avoids what would have been serious if not fatal head injuries, with the clip demonstrating just how important it is to use proper safety equipment on worksites.
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