A Massachusetts woman escaped with only an ankle injury after being dumped into the back of a garbage truck.

Police say the Framingham woman was searching for aluminum cans in a dumpster when a truck came and emptied it.

The MetroWest Daily News reports the truck driver was about to press the compacting button when a worker installing carpet nearby heard the woman's screams. He alerted the driver just in time.

Wendy Cobb was treated at a local hospital for an ankle injury.