An arborist is lucky to be alive after it saved his life during an "incredible accident" that took place on the job, and of course, was caught on video.

The Zaccheus Tree Company in Akron, Ohio, shared a video on YouTube that shows one of their arborists cutting down a tree for a customer.

As the tree came down, a limb fell and knocked him to the ground, piercing through his helmet.

“Well, that’s just about as bad as it gets," he said.

Also on YouTube, he shared a more closeup look of the branch sticking out of the helmet, and the inside where it pierced through.

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You can see from the inside that the only thing keeping this branch from going through his head is the internal cage of the helmet and the padding. If it weren't for that, he'd probably be dead.

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