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09/14/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Glacier National Park, MT—A construction worker is recovering after falling about 100 feet from Going-to-the-Sun Road, when his excavator tipped over and tumbled down the mountainside on Monday, September 13, 2010. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m., near the tunnel one mile east of the Logan Pass, as reported by the Missoulian.

According to witnesses, Wainuma Ned, 33, was operating a small excavator, when it suddenly became unbalanced, as he was moving around some rocks along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The excavator and Ned began to fall, but Ned managed to jump free from the machinery. Ned plummeted about 35-feet, then slid and tumbled another 65-feet on a scree field. Luckily, the excavator stayed in front of Ned, tumbling to the bottom of the field, about 200-feet farther then Ned.

Amazingly, Ned was able to stand and briefly walk following the accident.

Co-workers who witnesses the incident, rushed down the rocks to keep Ned still and warm before park rangers arrived to stabilize him and hoist him up tp the road with ropes. A Babb ambulance crew then rushed him to Logan Pass, where an ALERT helicopter continued to take him to Kalispell Regional Medical Center for treatment. Ned was reportedly conscious throughout the terrifying ordeal.

A full investigation into the incident is currently underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Montana construction accident lawyers.

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