Business tycoon, author and founder of the Virgin Group of companies, Richard Branson, recently had a “close call” with a falling banner and a metal bar.

Luckily, the metal bar missed him by a few inches, averting a serious injury. The incident was caught on camera and the video tweeted by the billionaire himself this afternoon.

The accident occurred during the unveiling of the Virgin MiamiCentral Station in Miami, Florida, which the English businessman was attending.

The video shows him holding on to a couple of strings that support the banner as people around him count down from 10.

However, as soon as Mr Branson lets go of the strings, the banner and the metal bar come crashing down on him.

“Had a close call with a falling banner and a metal bar,” he wrote on Twitter while sharing the video.

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