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Person Sleeping in Dumpster Tossed in Garbage Truck in Maine

3819 dump truck accident
Bangor Fire Department

A person is recovering from injuries sustained when they were dumped into a garbage truck as they were sleeping in a dumpster in Maine.

Screams for help were heard from staff at a Bangor nursing home, which led to the discovery of the person, according to the Bangor Fire Department's Facebook post. The person had been sleeping in a dumpster outside the Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center when a trash truck unknowingly dumped them in their vehicle.

Fire crews were able to rescue the person from the truck. The person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Northern Light EMMC.

Fire crews also picked up trash that was unloaded in order to free the unidentified person.

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