Sure, it’s great video for any TV reporter: Record your narration (what they call a “stand-up”) while work crews clear away storm debris in the background. But this TV reporter probably never expected to capture this on video:
A worker removing a tree stump tripped and nearly fell onto his chainsaw. The close call was captured by the reporter’s camera and has been posted on YouTube.
WTVW, Evansville, IN, reporter Drew Gardner says, “A man standing behind me has a dangerously close call with a chainsaw during my storm coverage in Southern Illinois.”
It seems the worker could have used OSHA’s Chain Saw Safety Tips Quick Card, which includes advice for workers, such as:
- Shut off the saw or engage its chain brake when carrying the saw on rough or uneven terrain, and
- Keep your hands on the saw’s handles, and maintain secure footing while operating the saw.