Logging is dangerous work, and for good reason it’s always at or near the top of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of Most Hazardous Occupations.
Unforgiving terrain, tools and heavy equipment built to chew through live wood, and trees and branches that fall unpredictably are all deadly perils that loggers face every day. But what happens when a huge tree simply collapses, like a descending barber chair, when your chainsaw is halfway through the trunk?
That’s what happened to Idaho timber feller Jeremy Cadotte as can be seen in this recent Facebook video. Fortunately for Jeremy, his survival instinct and cat-like reflexes kicked in just in time. And though his escape appears similar to the path of a hurdling pinball, it was in fact thought out and executed. “I didn’t want to go behind it,” he said. “’cause usually when they do that it goes straight back. I tried going up the rock but my corks weren’t biting, so I went the other way.”
P.S. Be sure to check out Jeremy’s Facebook photos. He’s an elk huntin’, wolf killin’, shed pickin’ mad man.