Drill rig falls into mine shaft in Egremont
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Drill rig falls into Egremont mine shaft

A worker had to be rescued when a drilling rig fell into a collapsed mine shaft in Egremont in west Cumbria.

Ryan Rickerby witnessed the incident and managed to pull the worker, who was harnessed to the rig, from the 80ft (25m) hole. He was not seriously injured.

Mr Rickerby, 25, captured the moment the rig fell into the shaft on a CCTV camera.

  • 15 Nov 2012
  • From the section Cumbria