A Florida sanitation worker is being called a hero after jumping into action to save a little boy from being crushed.
On Tuesday, 7-year-old Elias Quezada climbed into a garbage can outside his Hillsborough County home.
Quezada was hiding when the Waste Connections truck scooped up the trash can and dumped it inside the garbage truck.
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“In a minute he went out (of the house) and the next thing I hear is the sound of the truck and a guy screaming,” his grandmother Carmen Salazar said.
“I got picked up and thrown, to where I was going to be a mashed potato,” Quezada said.
Luckily, driver Waldo Fidele had his eyes on the surveillance camera, something he said he’s trained to do with every single can.
“Looking on camera, I see something drop,” Fidele said.
The quick-thinking driver jumped into action, shutting off the truck's blade and calling 911.