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Video: it’s human digger swingball!

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Construction workers of the world: you’ve been using your tracked excavators all wrong.

Turns out that beyond digging massive great holes, knocking down derelict buildings and smashing up wrecked old cars, there’s a better use for a dirty great digger. Yup, it’s a mobile theme-park ride.

Clearly bereft of alternative amusement in the frozen wastes of a wintery Scandinavia, a bunch of hardy Finns have posted this eye-popping video of a mate strapping himself to an excavator’s bucket and swinging around at Clarkson-in-an-Atom face-bending speed.

Despite the sensible additions of a skateboard helmet and some goggles, we can’t recommend tying yourself to a whirling digger is something to try at home, or at work, or indeed anywhere. An Atom’s far safer…

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