A skid-steer loader driver is lucky to be alive following a horror workplace accident in Sydney’s west.
The 28-year-old man was trapped in the machine for about three hours after it was crushed under a semi-trailer.
It happened at a wrecking yard at Kings Park in Blacktown just after midday on Friday.
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Fellow workers rushed to help the man and used a forklift to take some weight off the machine.
A specialist CareFlight doctor was flown to the scene to help with the delicate rescue operation.
The doctor climbed beneath the secured load to assess the patient alongside ambulance paramedics.
Following a mammoth effort by Fire & Rescue crews, the man was released about three hours later.
He was rushed by ambulance to hospital with neck, chest and abdominal injuries.