Man who slept in dumpster is rescued from garbage truck


In this photo taken on Thursday, June 13, 2019, piles of trash are seen in the streets of Mostar, Bosnia. Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar – one of the Balkan nation’s main tourist destinations – since residents begun blocking access to the city’s sole landfill, insisting that it poses serious health and environmental risks. The landfill, located in a residential area, has operated since the 1960s. (Denis Leko/FENA via AP)

MOSTAR, 13. juna (FENA) – (Foto FENA/Denis Leko)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – Police rescued a man from a trash truck in Kalamazoo after he fell asleep in a dumpster.

The man screamed for help after the dumpster was emptied into the truck Monday. Fortunately the trash inside the truck hadn’t been compressed when the driver heard pleas for help before dawn. The man could have been killed.

Capt. Matt Huber says Kalamazoo officers used ladders to get inside the truck. The man was removed from the confined space and then lowered to a medical crew by rope. His injuries were minor.

The operation lasted 90 minutes. It was the first operation for the Kalamazoo Tech Rescue Team, whose members are trained in ropes, trenches and confined spaces.

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