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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 9, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Close call: Firefighters rescue man from dump truck

A person was was taken to the  hospital after being pulled from a garbage truck on Capitol Hill, according to a Seattle Fire Department tweet.

The homeless man was sleeping in a dumpster at 11th Avenue and Pike Street when a dump truck emptied the dumpster, KIRO-TV reports.

The dump truck driver started to compact the load when he heard banging coming from inside. The man was alert and oriented when he was removed from the back of the truck, KIRO reports.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Fire tweeted.

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