Workman Nearly Falls To His Death After Child Cuts Safety Rope Because He Interrupted His TV Show
A workman nearly fell to his death after a 10-year-old child cut the ropes on his harness because of the noise the worker was making interrupted his TV show – a cartoon. Liu Mai was using a drill on the side of the apartment building earlier this week in Guizhou, China 80ft off the ground when 10-year-old Tang Chu took a knife to his ropes, almost causing his death, Metro reports.
[su_center_ad]10-year-old Tang Chu thought the worker was too noisy while he was watching his TV show, so naturally, he cut the worker’s safety harness.
“I was using an electric drill to fit security lights to the outside of the building when I felt my safety rope shaking. I looked up to see what was wrong,” he said.
‘Then I saw the boy cutting the rope with a knife. I shouted at him to stop but he didn’t listen and soon after, the rope was broken. I was petrified,” Mai added.
Liu Mai said, “.I thought I was sure to fall, but the boy just stood and watched me.”
Mai was left dangling more than 80ft above the ground with just a single fixed rope to cling to.
After hearing his screams for help, another worker, Zhang Pan, called in firemen, who winched terrified Liu up to the 11th floor.
According to Metro, a fire service spokesman said, “This could have had fatal consequences. The boy didn’t think about his actions. The worker was left dangling and was holding on for dear life. Luckily we were able to save the man and winch him onto a balcony to safety.”
“The boy clearly thought his cartoons were more important than someone’s life.” He said that the builders were too loud and it was distracting him as he tried to watch his favourite cartoons.
The boy’s father said, “He just didn’t think. We also gave him a good talking too and explained what he did was very dangerous. He has promised he will not do something similar again. I think we may also need to take him for some anger management therapy.”
Anger management? Have they ever seen the movie The Bad Seed?
Tang Peng’s father said the boy has apologized and the family brought Liu Mai a new rope.
“He has promised he will not do something similar again,” he said.
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