Workers race to dig out man buried alive under gravel

Workers race to dig out man buried alive under gravel after truck driver accidentally tips the load onto him

  • The man was buried briefly under a truck-load of road chippings in Nairobi 
  • Several of the man’s colleagues fought for three minutes to rescue him 
  • They shoveled furiously to rescue the unfortunate worker from certain death

This is the moment a man was buried alive for three minutes under a pile of gravel before finally being dug out by his fellow workers.

The man, from Nairobi, Kenya, was covered when a truck driver tipped the gravel at a construction site unaware he was standing directly behind it.

Colleagues fought tirelessly for three minutes to pull the man from the gravel.

This is the shocking moment a worker in Nairobi, Kenya is buried under several tonnes of gravel

Fortunately, several of his colleagues raced over and started digging him from the pile 

Within three minutes, the man’s colleagues were able to exhume him from the gravel 

One man grabbed his legs – which were sticking out the gravel mound – while others used spades to get to him.

Video footage shows the man unconscious after being pulled from the gravel, but came round after first aid treatment and CPR.

Geography teacher Dicken Muchena, 27, who filmed the footage, said: ‘This team was transporting the gravel to a construction site when the driver of the tipper lowered the material without knowing that one of them was behind it.

‘The victim was buried from the head and for more than three minutes all those around struggled to remove him from the material.

‘I was shocked too, but decided to take the video amidst the agony.

‘After a while he was removed and we conducted first aid on him. He finally regained his consciousness by God’s grace.’

The incident happened on September 15, in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. 

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