A GLASGOW binman was allegedly attacked by a rat that tried to bite him, with staff claiming the rodents are getting bigger.
It is reported that the worker will be hospitalized in the Dennistoun neighborhood after the incident.
The binman was reportedly attacked by a rat (archive image)Photo credit: Les Gallagher – The Sun Glasgow
And union bosses are now claiming that rats are becoming a “serious threat” to the workforce and the public in Glasgow.
The Glasgow Times reports that the garbage collector needed a tetanus dispenser after the incident.
And he claims that the rats he and his colleagues encounter are getting bigger and bigger.
He said, “We were doing the trash cans in the back room and for the next minute I felt something crawl up my arm and try to bite me.
“It ran away but managed to scratch me before it popped off and jumped away.
“After that, I was in the hospital for about four hours, where I was given a tetanus hunt.
“Rats are common now and are getting bigger too.”
It is reported that this is the second rat attack that a cleaning department employee in Glasgow has suffered this year.
Terrifying video shows huge dead RATS in flooded and dirty Glasgow Bin
A spokesman said: “Any injury suffered by employees at work is a cause for concern and controls are in place to ensure that health and safety procedures have been followed.
“In this incident, it can be assumed that a rat gained access to a trash can through a damaged lid. This bin has now been replaced.
“After the incident, we made sure that the employee received medical care and that he could return to work shortly afterwards.
“Employees are reminded that, for their own safety, they should always report any damaged containers they encounter while working.
“We are also very aware that, for safety reasons, staff should always report any infestation they encounter so that appropriate public health measures can be taken.
“The number of malware reports reported by employees is still very low.
“In the longer term, the most effective way to control vermin is to cut off their access to food sources, and that means that food waste is always properly stored in an appropriate container.
“The order of the backyards is also an important aspect in warding off vermin, and the care of the backyards is ultimately the responsibility of the owners, residents or factors.”
We told you last week how a shocking video surfaced showing giant dead rats floating around in a dirty trash can in Glasgow.
A member of the public was stunned to see half a dozen of the giant rodents on Glenavon Road in Summerston.
They captured footage of the horrific scene before it was shared by GMB Scotland’s union leaders.
GMB posted the shocking clip on its social media to highlight the “true nature of the cuts in the city’s cleaning department”.
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