The 50-year-old man was operating a front-end loader while working on a water line for a new house when the accident occurred. He drove over a trench and the loader overturned, trapping him inside, reports FOX25.
A technical rescue crew was called in to help free the construction worker from the machine. After three hours, the crew was able to free the man, using chains and securing the trench to ensure his safety.
According to FOX25, the man was transported to a local hospital where he was taken into surgery. Another construction worker said the man suffered a broken hip in two places.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),