Man trapped in skid-steer loader after horror accident [photos]

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.


Fellow workers rushed to help the man and used a forklift to take some weight off the machine.

(SOURCE: CareFlight NSW)

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.

(SOURCE: CareFlight NSW)