Excavator hits high-voltage substation

AN EXCAVATOR at a New South Wales open cut mine site has accidentally hit a high-voltage substation that was still live.

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The excavator was digging a trench close to the transformer when the machine slewed and its counterweight struck the transformer, dislodging it from its concrete base.