Plumber tumbles into customer's flowerbed after tripping on plant pot
Watch your step! Hilarious moment plumber tumbles into a customer’s flowerbed after tripping over plant pot
- Ricky Cooper, 42, was filmed falling in a flowerbed after stepping on a plant pot
- The plumber from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, was dropping off keys after a job
- The video has so far been viewed more than one million times on social media
This is the hilarious moment a plumber falls into a flowerbed outside a customer’s home after tripping on a plant pot.
Ricky Cooper, 42, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, had arrived at a home to collect payment for an emergency job when he took a tumble on his customer’s doorstep.
A video doorbell filmed Ricky walking up the customer’s driveway and knocking on the door on June 9.
Plumber Ricky Cooper, 42, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, knocks on the door at a customer’s house as he drops off keys and collects payment for an emergency job
He steps away from the front door to give the customer’s room to answer the door but places his left foot on a plant pot which topples over
As he steps away from the front door his left foot steps onto the rim of a plant pot which topples under his weight, taking him with it.
He reaches out to a nearby windowsill to catch himself but he doesn’t have enough grip to stop himself falling onto a low wall and then into a flowerbed.
Ricky is heard groaning as he lays in among the shrubbery with his legs dangling up in the air.
The homeowners come outside to answer the door and find Ricky still on the floor and ask if he is ok and he tells them that he smashed his head against their wall.
He escaped the fall with only minor cuts and bruising.
Ricky reaches out to a nearby windowsill to try and catch his fall after the plant pot he stepped on fell from underneath him
The 42-year-old falls backwards over a low wall into a flowerbed as the plant pot he stepped on smashes spilling soil across the driveway
Ricky is heard groaning as he lies among the shrubbery with his legs dangling up in the air. He escaped with only minor cuts and bruising
Speaking about the clip Ricky said: ‘I was dropping off keys after doing an emergency plumbing job and picking up a cheque as well.
‘I was a little bruised and aching the next day but I will heal.’
Despite his minor injuries, Ricky saw the funny side in his fall and uploaded the doorbell footage to social media.
‘The reaction to it has been crazy,’ he said. ‘I thought 5000 by the end of the day if that and just hit a million, it’s blown my mind it really has.’
He uploaded the video, which has already been viewed more than 1million times, with the caption: ‘I had a little oops today at work.’
Rebecca Macdonald commented on the hilarious footage: ‘This made me giggle this morning.’
Ami Cadger said: ‘I’m howling.’
And Ella Noble replied: ‘I’ve watched this like 400 times hahaha.’
The plumber posted the clip on Facebook and people loved it. One person even said they’d watched the footage ‘like 400 times’
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