A man was lucky to escape alive after being tipped into a rubbish truck from a skip bin early this morning.
A FESA (Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia) spokesman said the driver had just tipped the contents of a skip bin into the back of his truck while on St George's Terrace in Perth, about 4.30am local time (11.30am NZT), when he heard noises coming from his truck.
The man's screams alerted the driver, who called police.
Fire and rescue crews were sent to help retrieve the man who was trapped in the back of the truck.
The FESA spokesman said the man had been in the skip bin trying to retrieve a laptop, and he escaped without injury.
"He's quite lucky, they tip rubbish in and when it gets full enough they squash it with a hydraulic ram," he said.
It took authorities about 20 minutes to free to man from the truck.
The man was not injured in the incident, and did not locate his missing laptop.
- WA Today