Man Gets Caught in Trash Truck


A man in the USA city of Philadelphia wound up trapped in a rubbish truck's compactor, possibly after falling asleep in a dumpster.

It happened in the 300 block of E. Erie Avenue in Juniata Park, around 5:30 a.m.

Firefighters spent more than two hours trying to free the 33-year-old.

You could see the man moving his arms while strapped to a stretcher.

He was taken to hospital with injuries to his leg, hip and abdomen.

Fire officials said that residents in the area heard the man scream and then called 911.

No other details have been released and the man's identity is still unknown.

But a roll call revealed no escapees, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton told NBC.

Authorities in the USA are trying to figure out how a man became trapped in the back of a garbage truck early Monday morning. He was stuck for two hours before crews were able to free him. He was extricated from the truck by firefighters and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.