Man has VERY close after a sharp metal disc breaks off his power tool and flies towards his face, slicing through his protective shield – and stopping less than an INCH from his eye
- Matthew Peters was using a sharpener – a tool that sharpens knives and tools – when half of the metal disc broke
- He was still spinning, flying to his face and cutting through the plastic of his face shield
- Although the shield is now irreparably damaged, it stopped the disc just in time, with the sharp point stopping just before his eye
- Peters’ video has gone viral with 55.4 million views and 8.4 million likes
An Australian man has left millions of TikTok users reeling in horror after a shocking close-up conversation with a power tool — after a sharp piece broke off and cut his protective face gear, stopping a breather from his eye.
Matthew Peters was using a sharpener—a tool that sharpens knives and tools—when half the metal disc broke and flew straight into his face.
Fortunately, Peters was wearing a face shield, which cushioned the impact—but the sharp-edged disc still cut right through the plastic and came to rest less than an inch from his eye.
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Stored! An Australian man leaves millions of TikTok users reeling in horror after shockingly close call with a power tool
So close! Matthew Peters was using a sharpener – a tool that sharpens knives and tools – when half of the metal disc broke and flew right into his face
“Has anyone else cheated at work before?” he wrote about the video, which he captioned “close call.”
He shows a close-up of the Makita reel he had been using, which has only half of the metal disc still attached.
It’s unclear how it broke, but it still seemed to spin when it did.
As he spun, the half-disc rushed toward Peters’ face, a point cutting through his face shield.
“Has anyone else cheated at work before?” he wrote about the video and showed the broken tool
Viral: The video stunned TikTok viewers, who have watched it 55.4 million times and like it 8.4 million times
Fortunately, the plastic seems to have stopped the piece just in time: Peters films his face first from the front, she from the side, to show how close the metal came to his face.
The side view shows the tip just a few millimeters from his cheek, with some of the metal less than an inch from his eye.
The video stunned TikTok viewers, who have watched the video 55.4 million times and like it 8.4 million times.
“You’d better go and buy a lottery ticket,” advised one viewer.
“Time to look for a new job,” another joked.
“This is what happens when you say, ‘It’s a good day at work today’ and you immediately forget to knock on wood,” wrote another.