Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A piece of construction equipment toppled over into a ditch injuring a construction worker and spilling fuel early Wednesday morning.

Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther said the machine’s operator escaped and was walking around before first responders¬†police and firefighters¬†arrived.

Crews were in a large ditch next to the lake and using a drill to complete work under the roadway, according to Guenther. He said the crane attached to a front loader was lifting the drill out of the ditch so it could be refueled, but a weight imbalance caused both machines to tumble into the ditch.

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

Tim Olk photo

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

Tim Olk photo

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

Tim Olk photo[

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

Tim Olk photo

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

Tim Olk photo

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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firefighter uses saw to cut metal

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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