Watch a Gripping, Last-Second Rescue by the Houston Fire Department

Yesterday, a giant, still under-construction apartment complex in Houston caught on fire. The flames spread quickly, and one unlucky construction worker found himself trapped on a balcony off the building's top floor. A worker at a neighboring office captured his daring escape—he was forced to leap from one floor's balcony to another to escape the heat—before firefighters finally arrived.

Yes, he survived, but just barely; seconds after he jumped to a firefighter's ladder, part of the building collapsed behind him.

Amazingly, no one was injured in the massive blaze, which took more than two hours for firefighters to get under control.

Watch a Gripping, Last-Second Rescue by the Houston Fire Department

[h/t Atlantic Wire/Bottom image via AP]