A man has been freed by emergency crews at Greta earlier this week, after he was trapped by an excavator.

The man was working with the excavator at a home in Guy Close around 1:45pm on Tuesday afternoon, when it moved and struck him against a retaining wall, the tracks trapping him by the leg.

A team of Fire and Rescue, Rural Fire Service, and paramedics arrived at the scene and stabilised the man.

The emergency crews used an off-duty firefighter’s four-wheel drive as an anchor point, while they raised the posi-track using a pair of hand winches and the 4×4 winch.

The man was safely extricated and taken to hospital.