When working in an industry run by heavy machinery, there are bound to be some accidents and near-death incidents. Sometimes, there are even deaths that could have been avoided with little preventive measures.
Nonetheless, we see countless of these videos from our day-to-day lives on social media, but instead of treating it as some sort of phobia, what all of us can do is learn from it and not attempt such foolish things that can easily take away our lives.
Recently, a video related to the Russian Lathe Machine accident has surfaced on Reddit. Although the video was uploaded two years ago, and the user has deleted his account, it has once again gone viral, with the post receiving nearly 16k upvotes and over 1900 comments. In the video, an inexperienced individual gets near the Lathe Machine, only to be forcefully sucked and shredded into pieces, losing his life swiftly.
Trigger Warning: This story contains visuals of a man getting killed with blood spilling. Please do not read further if you cannot handle it.
What Is a Lathe Machine, and What Does It Do?
The Lathe Machine is one of the earliest human inventions that fall under the category of heavy machinery, and it is often referred to as the Mother of All Machine Tools.
According to professionals, it is a machine tool that performs various operations such as sanding, cutting, drilling, facing, and turning. These are performed by a workpiece that creates an object with symmetry about an axis.
Lathes are mainly used in major industries that have anything to do with pottery, metalworking, woodturning, and other heavy creations. Some of the objects crafted by these machines are screws, gun barrels, and baseball bats.
Russian Lathe Machine Video Explained: What Exactly Happened?
The Lathe Machine incident video has left many viewers traumatized. So, read at your own risk, as the explanation will detail the things that happened in the video and contain descriptions of violent death.
As you can see from the above video, an operator somewhere in Russia, working in a factory, is seen checking out the machinery in a room filled with various appliances, including the Lathe.
After straying too close to the Lathe machine, without knowing it was already turned ON, he places his hand on it, only to be sucked into it. The initial few seconds indicate the injuries are only limited to his hand (although he may have died after hitting his head on the machine).
However, soon enough, his entire body is forcefully dragged into the machine, resulting in flying shreds of meat, as his whole body is shredded with no evidence that he suffered during the process.
Eventually, someone comes along, shocked to see the man being shredded by the machine, and turns it off with tumbling steps. However, it was too late, and hopefully, the incident didn’t traumatize him for life.
The Redditors commented on the post regarding how these machines are always dangerous, and one must not get close to them even if they’re not turned ON. A user named Th3XRuler quotes, “Machines built to chew up metal will not stop for a human.”
Another Reddit user named PRUnicycles also shared his opinion on the incident as he quoted,
“The force required to remove the material is incredibly high, so the machine is designed to clamp that metal and continue to spin, even with high resistance. This guy got too close to the spinning part and got caught, it continued to spin and pull him into the machine. His body couldn’t compete with the G force, so it tore apart.”
Hopefully, the operator who tragically passed away didn’t stay conscious during the horrifying process and had a painless death.
So, what are your thoughts on the Lathe Machine incident video? Let us know your stance in the comment section below.