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DOWN IN THE DUMPS

PLANT

Two separate incidents in the past month have seen expensive recovery operations for stranded plant. In the first, the operator of this JS130 got into difficulties on a job next to the A50 near Arnesby in Leicestershire.While backfilling a trench, he committed the cardinal sin of travelling back over an area that had previously been backfilled - although it was by another gang.Then in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, an excavator toppled into an excavation shaft while attempting to lift out a skipful of spoil. Recovery of the toppled excavator and the mini already in the hole required liaison with police and fire services, a 500-tonne Liebherr LTM 1500 and 400tonne Demag AC400.The removal operation and repairs are estimated to have cost around £50,000.