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Person in trash bin injured after being dumped into truck


February 2, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A person Wichita officials say was sleeping inside a trash bin is recovering after being dumped into a garbage truck.

The incident happened Friday morning, when the garbage truck driver heard the person's cries for help around 4:30 a.m. and called 911, the Wichita Eagle reported. Firefighters say the truck had picked up and dumped the bin as part of its normal route, unaware that anyone was inside the bin.

Fire officials said crews were able to get the person out by "using a truck company to lift them out of the trash compartment without complicating their injuries."...

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