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Lumberjacks Almost Get Taken Out by Missile Like Branch

This happened in an instant, which is why it's so compelling.  Some lumberjacks were about 20-or-so feet away from a tree they were toppling, and when it hits the ground a massive branch pops loose and shoots right at them like a missile.

It clips one guy in the hand, and whoever's filming it loses control of the phone.  It's not clear if anyone was seriously hurt.

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Falling Tree Shoots Massive Branch At Lumberjacks Like A Missile

You can do everything right when it comes to felling a dead tree, but sometimes nature plays funny (and very dangerous) tricks.