man killed by garbage truck

Posted on by mcooper

A homeless man sleeping inside a trash bin behind a Fort Worth, Texas, business was crushed to death Wednesday after he and the contents of the container were dumped into a collection truck and compacted.

The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. behind an O’Reilly Auto Parts store, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.

As the truck’s compactor engaged, the truck driver heard screams.

Rescue personnel performed CPR on the man, a 41-year-old, at the scene, according to KXAS-TV.

The man underwent emergency surgery but did not survive. The cause of death was a crushed pelvis, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office told KXAS.

Temperatures had fallen into the 20s Tuesday night in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And the man likely climbed into the dumpster to escape the cold.

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