New Hampshire authorities say a man found dead in a pile of refuse at a trash transfer station had entered a dumpster, likely for shelter, and was still inside it when it was mechanically loaded into a garbage truck.
A medical examiner has determined that the death of 36-year-old William Bradley in May was accidental. He died of "probable traumatic asphyxia."
Bradley was found dead at the Waste Management Transfer Station in Auburn, in a pile of refuse delivered to the station.
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Authorities said Bradley was intoxicated at the time of his death, a circumstance that likely factored into the accident.