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.
The OKEU later admitted the patient, whom officials said sustained a serious injury to his foot.
There are no further details at present.