Worker trapped by leg in excavator incident - Greta

Published: 16 Jun 2022 09:43am

Firefighters have released images of a delicate rescue operation at Greta in the Hunter Valley.

The incident happened at the rear of a home in Guy Close around 1.45pm on Tuesday.

A man was working with an excavator when it moved and struck him on a retaining wall, the tracks trapping him by the leg.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews from Branxton-Greta and Lambton joined ambulance paramedics and the Rural Fire Service at the scene where they stabilised the patient.

The emergency crews hatched a plan to use an off-duty firefighter's four-wheel drive as an anchor point as they carefully raised the posi track using two hand winches and the 4x4 winch.

FRNSW technical rescue experts and paramedics safely extricated the man and he was transferred to hospital by the Toll Air Ambulance.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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