Michael Tomlinson, from Birmingham, ruptured his bladder and fractured a wrist in the incident on November 8 2010.
Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard that he was working as a groundworker for Birmingham-based Parkstone Construction Ltd to prepare the foundations for a supermarket.
A reversing digger struck Tomlinson after the driver failed to notice him behind the vehicle.
He took the full impact of the tracks as they knocked him to the ground and crushed him underneath.
An HSE investigation found that Parkstone had failed to ensure that workers were safely segregated from moving vehicles while work was being carried out.
The company, of Coleshill, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to safety breaches and was fined £15,000 with costs of £6,447.
After the hearing HSE Inspector Nic Rigby said: “This incident was entirely preventable, and Mr Tomlinson could have avoided serious and painful injuries had work at the site been better managed.
“Those in charge of construction sites must ensure that pedestrians and vehicles are effectively and safely segregated.
“There is clear guidance on how to achieve this and ensure incidents of this kind can be avoided.”