I can safely say that this kid works longer and harder than I ever will. Mostly because I’m utterly useless, but that doesn’t change the fact that this kid is more of a man than I will ever be. This video is about as old as the Intertunnel itself, so there’s a good chance that the kid is now old enough to light his own cigarettes and open beer bottles with his newly-formed front teeth. I hope he got a promotion, because he’ll have spent half his life working the same job by the time he’s 10.
Some people might think it’s a bit dangerous to have a child operating heavy-machinery, but I assure you the child is fine. He’s sitting on top of nearly three tons of steel. You couldn’t hurt that thing if you shot it with a rocket launcher. A large asteroid colliding with a front-end loader would cause severe damage to the asteroid. The only time you need to worry is if you’re anywhere near the loader, because the kid can’t see over the wheel yet.
(Many thanks to our friend Charles Schneider for sending this video our way)