An ESPN soccer analyst in Colombia had to shoulder more than just his usual on-air responsibilities this week.
Frightening video showed a wall suddenly collapsing on Carlos Orduz during a Tuesday broadcast of “ESPN FC Radio,” slamming his face against the desk.
The video below shows the accident, after which shocked anchor Francisco Javier Vélez cuts to a commercial break.
Orduz is not alone in confronting the unexpected hazards of live news. In April, NBC News’ Kristen Welker dodged falling light stands that could have easily injured her while she reported outside the White House.