20 Apr 2009

Nelson man rescued from quarry crusher

9:09 pm on 20 April 2009

St John Ambulance is praising a "super-human effort" by the workmates of a Nelson man who was rescued from a crusher at a quarry in the Pig Valley late this afternoon.

It is still unclear how the 53-year-old from Wakefield became trapped up to his neck in fist-sized rocks at about 4pm on Monday.

A St John spokesperson says the victim raised the alarm to his workmates, who freed him by moving rocks and hauling him from the hopper.