Eyeballing the precarious tonnage of metal above his crew’s heads, he gives orders with trepidation for some final bolts to be cut, adding: “Let’s see what happens!”
Mike is guided by Tony as he steers the crane and things appear to be going smoothly when, suddenly, Tony sees something wrong.
“This thing is going to f****** roll on us,” he says, as they look upward to see the rusted behemoth hanging by what seems to be a metal thread.
Tony has the crew remove the single rope sling and replace it with a stabilizing solid metal four-chain bridal sling to try and prevent potential disaster.
Phil and Len then cut the top beam, but as it comes loose the huge structure surges into the air with a bang, then swings right back at them…
Gold Rush airs Fridays at 9/8c on Discovery.