Digger Operator Brings Down Building On Top Of Self

Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the moment when a digger operator brings down an entire building on top of himself in a cloud of dust and debris.

The footage was filmed by a passerby in the district of Caykara district in the north-eastern Turkish province of Trabzon located on the Black Sea coast.

According to local media, the area is under construction and many buildings were being demolished to make way for urban redevelopment.

At the time of the accident, a private construction company was using a digger to excavate debris in one area of the construction site.

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However, the operator was reportedly working in the wrong spot and inadvertently brought down an entire building on top of his vehicle.

Fortunately for the unnamed worker, he remained unhurt and was eventually pulled free from the rubble.

In video footage of the incident, the top of the excavator is seen operating at the base of a tall derelict building.

All of a sudden, the structure begins to slowly topple over and within seconds it collapses on top of the excavator and buries the driver under tonnes of concrete.

At the end of the clip, several construction workers are seen running in the direction of their distressed colleague.

It is unclear whether the incident is being investigated by the local authorities.

Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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