Man Pulled From Garbage Truck

Authorities don't know how he got there
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 27, 2017 7:40 PM CST
Fighterfighters Rescue Man From Garbage Truck
   (Ellen F. O'Connell/Hazleton Standard-Speaker via AP)

Officials say it took firefighters in Philadelphia over two hours to free a man who somehow wound up stuck in a trash truck's compactor section, the AP reports. WCAU-TV reports firefighters had to use ladders to get into the vehicle so they could remove bags of trash to reach the man Monday morning. The ordeal happened outside the Kintock Group home, which serves as an interim stop before state and federal prisoners are released.

Authorities initially said the man escaped from the facility, but a prisons department spokeswoman says no one was missing from a roll call. The man was taken to a hospital. There's no word on his condition, but he could be seen moving his arms on a stretcher after the rescue. It's not clear how the man wound up in the trash.

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