Man, 21, becomes TRAPPED in a garbage truck after being emptied from a wheelie bin in a seaside town near Melbourne
- A 21-year-old became trapped in a garbage truck on the Mornington Peninsula
- He was inside a large residential bin at 8am on Monday when it was emptied out
- A police spokesperson said the man came out with non-life threatening injuries
A 21-year-old man has become trapped in a garbage truck after a wheelie bin he was inside was emptied into the back of the vehicle.
The man was inside a large residential bin in the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, at 8am on Monday.
He then became trapped in the garbage truck when the bin was emptied out.
The man was inside a large residential bin in the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, at 8am on Monday. Pictured: Rescue crews
He then became trapped in the garbage truck when the bin was emptied out into the bed of the vehicle (stock image)
The rear of a garbage truck usually compacts the rubbish as it begins to fill up.
A Victoria Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the man had non-life threatening injuries.
The 21-year-old is no longer trapped in the bin and has two broken legs.
He is awaiting surgery.
A family member of the 21-year-old told Daily Mail Australia it’s unclear why he was in the bin at this stage.
‘He is awake, but on medication at the moment so not much is making sense, no serious injuring that we are aware of,’ the family member said.
Many social media users took the opportunity to make jokes about the situation.
These included comments such as had ‘bin’ a tough day for the 21-year-old, he was ‘wheelie’ tired and he was probably feeling like ‘trash’.
A family member of the 21-year-old told Daily Mail Australia it’s unclear why he was in the bin at this stage
The man’s family member expressed disgust at the comments made by people on social media.
‘It hurts the family that people jump to conclusions and joke about it. There are several reasons he could of ended up in a bin, but we won’t know until he can tell us what happened,’ the family member said.
Some were concerned about the sanitation workers.
‘I hope someone has checked that the garbo is okay,’ one person said.
‘Along with hitting an unsupervised child running towards their truck this would be their worst nightmare. I hope they are both okay.’
Many social media users took the opportunity to make jokes about the situation
The Rye Fire Brigade said the incident should serve as a warning to the public.
‘It’s a reminder that climbing into bins can be extremely dangerous,’ a social media post by the organisation said.
‘Fortunately this outcome wasn’t fatal and this person will hopefully only end up with minor injuries, once being assessment in hospital.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mornington Shire Council for comment.