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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.