• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Woman flown to hospital after digger plunges 40ft

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being rescued from a digger which fell 40 feet down an embankment.

The woman was trapped inside the front loading digger at the bottom of the embankment at Mains of Pitcastle Farm, in Ballinluig, Perthshire, Fire Scotland said.

Fire crews attended shortly after 4pm and rescued the woman using a long board and general purpose lines.

She was airlifted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.