ABOVE: The excavator driver being winched out of the site off the Bruxner Hwy. Photos: Contributed
Photos have come in of the rescue of an excavator driver on Tuesday, May 3 on the Bruxner Hwy near Tabulam.
The excavator had been sitting on the soft edges of a 30-metre drop for days because of rain halting repair work. When the driver got in, the excavator fell down the cliff.
The driver was trapped and Casino Rescue Squad used a chainsaw to remove logs and trees in the area.
The crew were at the accident site for five hours.