Giant 200-ton dumper truck reverses off a 80ft cliff and erupts into flames – but driver somehow escapes alive
- A truck reverses off cliff at the Kachkanarsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant
- BelAZ dumper truck overturned in at the plant in Sverdlovsk region of Russia
- The unnamed driver managed to escape the vehicle alive and received first aid
This is the terrifying moment a driver escaped alive after his 200-ton dumper truck reversed off an 80-foot cliff and erupted into flames.
The video shows the truck slowly reverse towards the edge at the Kachkanarsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia.
The BelAZ dumper truck overturns in mid-air before crashing into the open pit where it bursts into flames.
The video shows the 200-ton truck slowly reverse towards the 80-foot cliff at the Kachkanarsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia
Footage shows the edge of the cliff crumble under the weight of the truck as it positioned itself to release the load into the pit
Footage shows the edge of the cliff crumble under the weight of the truck as it positioned itself to release the load into the pit.
The truck plummets to the ground and crashes into a cloud of dust before smoke is seen billowing out of the engine, followed by flames shooting up.
The unnamed driver managed to escape the vehicle and received first aid following the terrifying manoeuvre which was reported on Wednesday 18.
The BelAZ truck plummets off the edge of the cliff and into the open pit at the plant
The truck is surrounded by a cloud of dust as it crashes into the open pit following the terrifying manoeuvre
A spokesman from the EVRAZ KGOK-owned plant said: ‘As a result of the accident, the dump truck overturned. The driver who escaped the vehicle is alive.
‘He received first aid, the employee is under the supervision of (medical) specialists.’
‘The plant is examining the reasons for the accident. The facility is operating normally.’
The vehicle erupts into flames as clouds of smoke are seen billowing out of the engine
The vehicle bursts into flames after plummeting from the 80 foot cliff as the driver manages to escape
Footage sees thick black smoke coming from the engine of the truck as it is engulfed in flames
The Kachkanarsky Ore Mining and Processing Plant is one of the five largest ore mining companies in Russia.
The EVRAZ KGOK plant excavates iron ore from four open pit mines and processes the deposits into sinter and pellets.