Tradie's reckless 'trailer surfing' stunt condemned
A Melbourne tradie has been filmed dicing with death, performing a hand-stand on top of a moving trailer in a suburban street.
The Instagram video was captured in Melton and uploaded on Friday afternoon, with the caption "trailer surfing."
The clips have been slammed as "dangerous and outrageous" by other members of the industry.
"I just can't believe that could happen, it's ridiculous," veteran tradie Phil Dwyer told A Current Affair.
In another video on the same social media account, a tradie can be seen jumping from scaffolding, flipping and landing in a pile of rubble.
"We lose too much life on building sites. We have to be sensible, and that's not being sensible. That would never happen on my building sites, I can assure you," Mr Dwyer said, adding he's seen an increase in "silly" behaviour from tradies on the job.
The internet is littered with videos of tradies behaving badly.
In one example, a tradie can be seen spinning around in a concrete mixer. Another clip shows a young man in hi-vis riding a toy car while being towed behind a trailer.
In a statement to A Current Affair, a Worksafe Victoria spokeswoman said 23 people had died as a result of incidents on Victorian worksites last year, including nine on construction sites.
"Given these grim statistics, WorkSafe is concerned that anyone would seek to trivialise workplace health and safety," the spokeswoman said.
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