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You’re not getting workman’s comp for that.
Whether or not the unfortunate man in this video was rising to the challenges of a new construction job, as Reddit jokingly speculated, it’s safe to say he was insufficiently prepared to operate a massive cherry picker. Unless he meant to catapult himself out of the contraption.
Let’s just agree that he’s not getting into a union anytime soon.
We’re thinking a career behind a desk could be a better fit—and safer for everyone.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'