A man has given people around the world a decent reminder why personal protective equipment is necessary when working with power tools.
Matthew Peters was using a run-of-the-mill angle grinder at what looked like a worksite when he nearly met his maker.
A chunk of the grinder broke away from the tool and flung at full speed into the bloke's face.
Thankfully for Matt, he was wearing a standard mask that covered his eyes and face and the chunk of metal lodged itself into the piece of PPE.
He uploaded the outrageous footage to TikTok and it has gone absolutely viral. It's been viewed by more than 47 million people around the world and everyone is happy Matt avoided that close shave with death.
Someone on TikTok suggested Matt should buy a lottery ticket considering how lucky he was to have survived. Others couldn't believe that can even happen and have dubbed it very 'Final Destination vibes'.
One person wrote: "When I stared welding they showed us a bunch of pictures of people who did not wear PPE during an incident like this and the result was gnarly."
Another added: "I would immediately change career paths."
However many people have questioned whether it's real and pointed out Matt would have had to be using the equipment strangely for the broken disc to flick up like that.
A viewer said: "That cheap plastic shield would never stop that wheel. It would've gone through your head and kept on going! Nice try though."
A different user suggested: "Impossible with the guard on and with the angle and side it's on. Also that thin plastic wouldn't stop it even if it did happen. And two different sized discs."
Matt hit back at some of the haters and insisted it really did happen and they can't tell everything from the short clip.
He jokingly asked whether the critics would have preferred the broken disc to be lodged in his face so that it could be more 'real'.
Whatever the case, it's a good reminder to always wear PPE when you're dealing with power tools as you never know what might happen.
Featured Image Credit: maxskippower/TikTok
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