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We've seen it happen in TV progs but

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We've seen it happen in TV progs but

Man falls 53 storeys and lands on car
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35839635
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Officials from the construction company said the man was not supposed to be above the third floor and had removed his hardhat.

I don't think his hard hat would have saved him.
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Re: We've seen it happen in TV progs but

Or even if he was "only" on the third floor.
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Whether he shouldn't have been on that floor or not, if the safety barriers were 8' high as described in the report, its a little difficult to see how he simply "fell" from the 53rd floor without looking for somewhere suitable, not protected, to do so.
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In my youth I was ice climbing in the Cairngorm and I saw a bloke fall about 800 ft. Luckily for him he was in an ice gully, so it was a bit like a vertical ice slide with a gentle finish. He bounced off a couple of outcrops and did some involuntary somersaults on the way down, but at the end of it was able to stand up and wave to his mates. We saw him later in the evening in the hotel bar. His arm was in plaster and he was wearing different trousers.
You can kill yourself falling just one storey if you are unlucky, other times great heights may not kill you.
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You can kill yourself falling just one storey if you are unlucky, other times great heights may not kill you.

It's not the fall that kills you ... it's generally the abrupt stop at the bottom.  Wink
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IbStIb9XXw
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you can kill yourself falling from 5 inches... just depends if u hit your head
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Man falls 53 storeys and lands on car

I guess that he was just six stories too high - Man falls 47 Stories and lives to tell about it.   Undecided

I like seeing peoples reactions when watching this - Man jumps out of plane with no parachute, lands on trampoline    Cheesy
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I like seeing peoples reactions when watching this - Man jumps out of plane with no parachute, lands on trampoline    Cheesy



Easy to fake.......  man enters plane.... looks apprehensive..... puts on helmet.& vid cam..... uses "telemetry" to send info to ground station... ( displayed on laptop )... jumps from plane...  parachute opens... and "object" falls to ground... ( with another , or even same camera, and telemetry.... we don`t see the switch in the video of course... )... object hurtles to ground... ground cam follows it... leaving parachute sliding out of shot.... CUT....  Drone takes over the cam and telemetry... flies through a hole in the factory roof ... CUT... signal lost... blank screens....ACTION.. show ground crew, in office cheering... CUT.. Show man falling through roof, and landing on trampoline... to rapturous applause from (paid for) stooges aka crowd.... 

OK... so I may have got some of the scenes mixed up... but you can see how editing can fool the brain.... it always does in tv and films... so why not this ? 

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I didn't suggest for a minute that it was real  (and hence the trailing  Cheesy),  
but that watching peoples faces was interesting - while they are thinking is that even possible or fake !
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