A garbage truck was making the rounds on Fort Worth's east side at about 6:30 a.m. today when, after emptying a dumpster behind O'Reilly Auto Parts and turning on the compactor, they heard screams coming from the back of the truck.
Matt Zavadsky, a spokesman for MedStar EMS, told CBS 11 that a homeless man, about 45 years old, had been sleeping in the dumpster when the truck arrived. By the time driver was able to stop the compactor, the man was having a heart attack.
An ambulance rushed him to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment where he later died, according to the Morning News.
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Dumpsters seem to be one of the few places that offers some protection against the elements.