A rescue worker looks up towards where a skidder slid and rolled down the hill by the CN track south of Clearwater on Monday. Fortunately, the skidder’s operator was wearing his seatbelt.                                A rescue worker looks up towards where a skidder slid and rolled down the hill by the CN track south of Clearwater on Monday. Fortunately, the skidder’s operator was wearing his seatbelt.

A rescue worker looks up towards where a skidder slid and rolled down the hill by the CN track south of Clearwater on Monday. Fortunately, the skidder’s operator was wearing his seatbelt. A rescue worker looks up towards where a skidder slid and rolled down the hill by the CN track south of Clearwater on Monday. Fortunately, the skidder’s operator was wearing his seatbelt.

Skidder crash injures one

A skidder operator suffered possible serious injuries after his vehicle slid and then rolled

Photos courtesy of Clearwater and District Highway Rescue

A skidder operator suffered possible serious injuries after his vehicle slid and then rolled

 

Flames burn on a slope by a road near the location of a skidder accident on Tuesday. On the left is the Clearwater and District Highway Rescue vehicle. The skidder operator had been clearing the road to get to a property nearby.

Flames burn on a slope by a road near the location of a skidder accident on Tuesday. On the left is the Clearwater and District Highway Rescue vehicle. The skidder operator had been clearing the road to get to a property nearby.

A skidder rests near the CN tracks on Tuesday after sliding backwards and then rolling down a 100 metre embankment. The operator had been attempting to clear a road to get to some property he owns near the fire northeast of Little Fort. He needed to be extricated from the machine and then medevaced. He was not working for BC Wildfire Service.

A skidder rests near the CN tracks on Tuesday after sliding backwards and then rolling down a 100 metre embankment. The operator had been attempting to clear a road to get to some property he owns near the fire northeast of Little Fort. He needed to be extricated from the machine and then medevaced. He was not working for BC Wildfire Service.

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