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Decap by Steel Cable

Discussion in 'Man Vs. Machine or Nature' started by DeathHand, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    While hooking up steel cables that were tied on one end to a truck and the other ends to a tree the truck moved forward to stretch the cables when one of the cables snapped.

    The cable that snapped whipped around like a whip cord and cut this worker's head off before he could say, "Ah fuck!".

    Years ago, one of my neighbours who was from Scotland, told me about a job he had hooking up hydro cables (he's an electrician in Canada now). The crew were securing the cables when one snapped and nailed a worker on the ground. My neighbour said it was so fast: the other guy's head went up into the air and his body dropped like a sack of potatoes.

    Sanharó, Brazil, Feb. 5, 2016.



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  2. Airbornemama

    Airbornemama Something Ironic...

    I used to go 4×4 with my dads off road club and when a jeep woyld get stuck he always made me stand far away from the winch and cables for just this reason. Nice post:tu:
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  3. deviant2

    deviant2 edgy

    One second you'r here, then you'r gone. No suffering in this instance.
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  4. _Xtina_

    _Xtina_ Poster girl


    When I was a kid, my father told me about an accident on a job he was on that's similar to your friend's story. A guy was running at the job site, cable snapped, and took off his head. My father said the headless body ran a few more steps before falling over. I don't know if that can really happen, but I do remember my father being a bit freaked out that day.
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  5. Honest One


    Goes down so fast the body doesn't know right away.
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  6. Mental Puppy

    Mental Puppy Mors Est Salus Moderator

    Kinetic energy is a bitch, at a speed an inch thick cable is razor sharp. It'll cut you in half if your in its path.

    Great post DeathHand
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  7. Nex

    Nex You've Heard It All Before

    I seen these in my news feed but did not post because I didn't have the full story, that being said thanks for the additonal information behind this DeathHand
  8. Airbornemama

    Airbornemama Something Ironic...

    That reminds me of the scene in Ghost Ship where that exact thing happened! One of my fave scary movies
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  9. Mental Puppy

    Mental Puppy Mors Est Salus Moderator

    And mine, yeah that scene was awesome.
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  10. kevin kirk

    kevin kirk Forum Veteran

    Check out how the lower part of his beard is still attacked to his body. Got the cable in the picture to
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  11. Damo0666

    Damo0666 Forward Ever, Backwards Never

    Crazy shit but at least it was very fast, beats isis doing it with a blunt knife lol
    Pretty much painless this way