On Sunday, December 1st, crews were at work removing old wooden jetties from the beach near Beach 92nd Street.
According to observers the vehicle was picking up and carting away loads of wood. On one load the driver raised the load of wooden planks higher, so he could clear the concrete boardwalk supports.
Unfortunately gravity took over as the vehicle, making its way down a slight decline, tipped forward and landed face first in the sand.
Witnesses reported the driver, who was strapped in, was not hurt.
Contractors worked into the night to upright the tracked vehicle and remove it from the dune.
Work is continuing on removing the jetties as erosion has revealed more broken pylons. Particularly dangerous to swimmers and others, it is reported that a swimmer was injured the last week and required multiple stitches.