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Yokine incident: worker sustained serious injuries after hitting foot in garbage truck

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The man was seriously injured after his leg got caught in the lifting mechanism of a garbage truck in northeast Perth.

Doctors and fire and rescue teams rushed to Flinders Street in Yokin around 7.25am on Wednesday after residents called Triple-0 to alert emergency services to the crash.

Camera iconThe man was seriously injured after his leg hit the lifting mechanism of a garbage truck in Yokin. Credit: WA Incident Alert WA Incident Alert Credit: WA incident alerts/supplied

Footage taken at the scene shows a 60-year-old paramedic lying on the ground with his right foot trapped in the truck’s hydraulic extension.

Firefighters from Vincent and Osborne Park helped St. John in the VA safely pull a man out of a metal device and transfer him to an ambulance.

The man was seriously injured after his leg hit the lifting mechanism of a garbage truck in Yokin.  Credit: WA Incident Alert WA Incident Alert
Camera iconThe man was seriously injured after his leg hit the lifting mechanism of a garbage truck in Yokin. Credit: WA Incident Alert WA Incident Alert Credit: WA incident alerts/supplied

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in critical condition, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/disaster-and-emergency/yokine-incident-worker-seriously-injured-after-getting-leg-caught-in-rubbish-truck–c-6844523

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