I had a spindle shear off once while loaded heavy but my trailer never swerved that bad, The guy was lucky and skilled to recover from such a severe swerve
Having a blow out on the rear axle will cause a properly loaded trailer to suddenly have the CG of the load shifted to the rear
That makes the presumption that the axle group is not "rocking" load sharing. Whilst a blowout in a load sharing axle group, will turn the deflated tyre into bunting, until it is totally destroyed, it will still share the load. No radical shift in CG will occur, which gives the driver time to stop (if he's awake).
But the trailer in the video appears to have had the skid steer nearer to the rear than to the front judging by the amount of swing out it went through.
The guy probably had several attachments loaded in the front of the trailer This would be normal but if the skid steer is driven on rather than reversed on the trailer the back counter weight could be behind the axles.
And like others have said too much weight too far to the rear.
I'll tell you something that can be just as scary. This happened with an empty Ford pickup and no trailer. We were driving along and hit a small pot hole disguised with dust blown in it from a dust storm we had just gone through, when suddenly the old truck went into the death wobble at around 60 MPH. I had driven that truck for over a year and it had never done that before. I'd had Chevy's do it and other Fords but never that one Once I got it slowed down and the death wobble stopped I made for the next exit that had a fuel stop to check the front end. Nothing seemed to be loose I checked the air pressure and 1 tire was low the 1 that hit the pothole after getting the air pressures up in all the tires we took off again to this day the truck has never had the death wobble again.
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