Worker rescued after excavator topples and traps his left leg

An excavator had toppled during a lifting operation and landed near a man, pinning his left leg on the ground.
An excavator had toppled during a lifting operation and landed near a man, pinning his left leg on the ground.PHOTO: STOMP
The victim was taken to Changi General Hospital for treatment.
The victim was taken to Changi General Hospital for treatment.PHOTO: STOMP
The Ministry of Manpower said that it is investigating the incident and has ordered a stop to excavator operations at the site.
The Ministry of Manpower said that it is investigating the incident and has ordered a stop to excavator operations at the site.PHOTO: STOMP
The Ministry of Manpower said that it is investigating the incident and has ordered a stop to excavator operations at the site.
The Ministry of Manpower said that it is investigating the incident and has ordered a stop to excavator operations at the site.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - A man's leg was pinned under an excavator at a Housing Board worksite in Tampines on Tuesday morning (Dec 17).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the incident at Tampines Avenue 9 at about 11.10am.

An excavator had toppled during a lifting operation and landed near a man, pinning his left leg on the ground.

SCDF officers stabilised the injured man, believed to be a foreign worker, until another excavator was used to free his leg.

Photographs posted on citizen journalism website Stomp show the victim lying on the grass patch, as other workers consoled him.

Also in the photo is an orange excavator that was used during the rescue.


An orange excavator that was used during the rescue. PHOTO: STOMP

The victim was taken to Changi General Hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.

The worksite is managed by Huationg Contractor.

The Ministry of Manpower said that it is investigating the incident and has ordered a stop to excavator operations at the site.