Courtesy Carmen Salazar


Elias Quezada is a 7-year-old boy who says that whereas taking part in at his grandmother’s home, he questioned what the within of a trash can seemed like. It seems, he bought to see the within of a trash truck, too, and practically didn’t reside to explain it.

Sanitation employee Waldo Fidele in Tampa Bay, Fla., is being praised for his fast motion and attentiveness after he unwittingly scooped the boy up into his rubbish truck, the place Elias was inside seconds of being crushed to loss of life.

Elias had climbed contained in the household’s trash can. He even shut the lid. However his timing was horrible, as a result of at that second, Fidele’s truck was making the rounds on his grandmother’s avenue.

“In a minute he went out, and the following factor I hear is the sound of the truck and a man screaming,” Elias’ grandmother Carmen Salazar mentioned.

“I bought picked up and thrown, to the place I used to be going to be a mashed potato!” Elias mentioned.

“I used to be pondering this is likely to be the tip for me.”


Fortunately, Fidele was watching the truck compartment’s surveillance digicam, which he mentioned he has been educated to do with each can. He noticed the boy tumble in. 

“Wanting on digicam, I see one thing drop,” Fidele mentioned.

He shortly stopped the blade that chops and crushes the refuse, and known as 911.

“I come exterior, I see him, he appeared joyful,” Fidele mentioned. “I mentioned OK, you’re OK now.”

Fidele, in fact, was shook up.  

“It was a foul day for me. I used to be scared,” the motive force mentioned.