Child Cuts Construction Worker’s Safety Rope Because Noise Interrupted Cartoons

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A construction worker in Guizhou, southern China, was left dangling 100 feet in the air after a 10-year-old boy cut his safety rope while he was working on his building.

The unnamed child was reportedly annoyed because the construction noise was drowning out his cartoons on Monday.

The worker, Mr. Liu, says he saw the boy do it and pleaded with him not to cut the rope.

“When I was using the electric drill, I felt my lower rope shaking. Then I saw the boy cutting the rope with a knife,” he said, according to Shanghaiist.

“I shouted at him to stop but he didn't listen and soon after, the rope was broken. That's when I called to my workmate for help,” he said.

(via Daily Mail)

Lui was left hanging eight stories up for about 40 minutes.

Firemen had to pull him up to an 11th floor balcony because residents on the ninth and 10th floors weren’t at home, Daily Mail reported.

Police spoke with the boy, who eventually admitted to cutting the rope. His father apologized on behalf of his son and bought Lui a new safety rope as compensation.

(via Daily Mail)

Sources: Daily Mail, Shanghaiist

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / See-ming Lee, Xinhua News