Fire Crews Rescue Man From Dumpster

September 19, 2013

Around 6:30 am, City of Madison Fire Department paramedics were called to the 2900 block of E. Washington Avenue for an injured person in a dumpster.

A male had been sleeping in a dumpster when a garbage truck came and emptied the contents into the hopper. The victim fell 8 to 10 feet into the truck. The driver of the garbage truck either saw with victim waving a coat or heard him yell. 911 was then notified.

Paramedics climbed into the hopper to assess the patient. Ladder 8 was dispatched to the scene to extricate the patient from the top of the hopper using the Arial Ladder and Stokes basket.

Patient was transported to UW Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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