Road roller driver drops down ravine

A 26-year-old worker was airlifted to a hospital after he fell down a 50-metre embankment while operating a street roller yesterday afternoon (Mon).The man from Altenmarkt in Salzburg’s Pongau region came off the rural road at the roadwork site in Rennweg near Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia. He sustained life-threatening injuries when he dropped down a steep ravine while he was behind the wheel of the road roller.A medic chopper took him to a clinic in Klagenfurt where surgeons carried out an operation the same day.