Horror garbage truck incident leaves mechanic with critical injuries, Gold Coast

There are grave fears for a mechanic who’s become stuck in the back of a garbage truck in Yatala on Tuesday morning.

Emergency services were called to Macpherson Road in Yatala around 10.20 am following reports that a person had become stuck in machinery.

It’s understood the garbage truck had broken down, and the mechanic was working to fix something in the back of the truck before becoming stuck.


There are reports from the scene that the man was crushed and was in critical condition when paramedics arrived around 10.30 am.

Paramedics, police and firefighters all remain on the scene as of 11.00 am.

More to come.