This is the moment molten metal coils out of a machine at a Chinese steel plant and wraps itself around a worker who reportedly needed 70 stitches afterwards.
The incident took place at a steel plant in the city of Changzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu on 9th May.
According to the news site Baidu, molten steel spewed out of the machine, knocking the worker to the ground, before briefly coiling around him.
A colleague saw the incident and hit the emergency switch to stop the machine and allow the injured worker to crawl to safety.
The worker reportedly needed over 50 stitches on his body and over 20 on his face after the incident.
It is believed the accident was caused by a machine malfunction, however the matter remains under investigation.
In the CCTV footage, the worker is seen standing on the machine as his colleague looks on.
A sudden flash makes the worker recoil before molten metal starts spewing out of the machine, knocking him to the floor.
The coiling molten steel then ‘whips’ the man and momentarily wraps itself around him as he struggles to crawl away.
Meanwhile, his quick-thinking colleague apparently stops the machine, allowing his pal to scramble to safety.
The colleague gives his injured pal a friendly pat on his behind to apparently let him know he is now safe.
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