PASCO -- Pasco fire fighters successful rescued a middle-aged man from a garbage truck after he was trapped inside for several minutes.
The call for this rescue was at 6:13 AM at Stevens Middle School on 22nd Avenue. According to fire fighters, a man in his 20s was sleeping in a dumpster outside of Alberton's on 20th Avenue when he was tossed into the back of the garbage truck.
Fire fighters say the driver of a garbage truck got out of his truck at Stevens Middle School on 22nd Avenue and could hear a man yelling for help and banging from inside the truck. When fire fighters arrived on scene, they found a man in his 20's complaining of injuries to his legs.
Fire fighters spent over an hour using the ladder truck to rig a pulley system. At approximately 7:30 crews managed to safely hoist the man out of the garbage truck. Medics began treatment immediately. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Fire fighters say this type of incident is rare; however, garbage truck drivers say they tend to see this happen more often in colder conditions.