The accident happened in an excavated work site about 8.30am according to emergency services. The truck rolled in a dug out area 30 metres below street level.
Paramedics rushed to the site, on the Pacific Highway at Christie St, St Leonards, on Sydney’s lower north shore.
The man, 32, had to be stabilised by emergency crews before they began the process of freeing him. They then had to secure the unstable vehicle before they could pull the man out.
“Crews stabilised the machine using an excavator, airbags and blocks before digging under to release the man,” Fire and Rescue NSW said in a statement. The man was trapped under the machine for about half an hour, news.com.au understands.
He was transported to hospital, suffering upper and lower limb injuries and a suspected broken leg. The 32-year old was in a stable condition.
ST LEONARDS | #FRNSW crews helped free a worker trapped after a vehicle rollover at a construction site this morning. Crews stabilised the machine using an excavator, airbags and blocks before digging under to release the man. He was transported to hospital in a stable condition. pic.twitter.com/ycONrbpDJy
— Fire and Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) May 20, 2019