Boy almost crushed to death by garbage truck

Police are speaking to the parents of a young boy who escaped death after being rescued from a garbage truck.

It’s believed the 12-year-old was hiding in a rubbish dumpster in the outback Queensland town of Mt Isa on Sunday morning, when it was unloaded into the truck.

The driver was ready to compact his load when, thankfully, he heard tapping coming from the trash storage area.


He got out to see what it was and found the boy.

The lucky youngster was rescued with just a few minor cuts.