Elizabethton trash truck almost crushes man sleeping in dumpster


ELIZABETHTON – An Elizabethton city garbage truck almost crushed a man who was sleeping inside of a dumpster.

The dumpster is located off of W. Elk Ave near the Rite Aid parking lot.

The driver told an officer on the scene that his truck picked up the dumpster and unloaded the trash into his truck. When he started to compact the trash, he heard a scream.

The driver stopped and checked the back of the truck and could still hear a man screaming. Elizabethton Police Officers and the Elizabethton Fire Fighters were dispatched to the scene.

Fire fighters used a ladder to get the man out of the truck.

EMS transported the man to Sycamore Shoals hospital. Elizabethton Patrolman Matt Taylor told News Channel 11, the man did not appear to have any serious injuries.Copyright 2015 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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