SLFS Frees Man’s Foot From Garbage Truck Compactor

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On Monday, the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) said it responded to an incident on the compound of the OKEU Hospital where a man’s foot got trapped in the compactor mechanism of a garbage truck.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately apparent.

However, emergency personnel from fire service headquarters in Castries said they responded to a distress call about 4:43 pm.

The emergency personnel disclosed that they used special extrication tools to free the 25-year old whose foot got trapped for about ten minutes.

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The OKEU later admitted the patient, whom officials said sustained a serious injury to his foot.

There are no further details at present.

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  1. i would like some union or some authority to address this issue of these sanitary places of employment to have safer practices at work its high time that nonsense of the guys hanging at the back of a garbage truck taking those inhumane smells risking their lives for these companies

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