Man stuck in garbage truck's trash compactor survives to tell tale

Jan 18, 2015, 09:37 IST | Agencies

He used a wooden piece to bob his head above the sea of garbage and to avoid the compactor

Woodland: A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was scooped up by a garbage truck and got stuck in it for over an hour. Luckily, he survived the ride in the rear of the truck. Yolo County Sheriff’s Lt Martin Torres said the man got stuck in the trash truck, which was headed to a landfill, when it made a pick-up on Tuesday.

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Authorities said the man told police he used lumber in the truck to reach the top of the garbage pile and avoid the compactor.

The man was taken to UC Davis Medical Centre after he complained of back and neck pain. — Agencies

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