This is the moment a neighbour arrives in the nick of time to stop an air-conditioning unit from apparently crushing a man who had fallen down the stairs while moving it.
The incident was filmed at an apartment block in the city of Huai’an in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, and was shared on the social network Douyin on 10th June.
Two men were moving an air-conditioning unit when one of them fell and landed on the floor at the foot of the stairwell.
Just as the heavy unit was about to land on the man, a neighbour walked in and managed to stop it in time.
In the CCTV footage, the man is seen losing his footing on the steps while a pal holds the sack trolley with the AC unit.
As the man is sprawled on the floor, the air-conditioning unit falls off the sack trolley and is about to bounce down the last couple of steps and apparently land on the man.
However, at the same time, a resident enters the building and sees the man falling to the floor, managing to rush forwards in time to stop the heavy unit from crushing him.
At the end of the clip, the man gets to his feet as another helper enters the shot to help secure the unit.