This morning, workers at the Pier 96 Recology recycling center made a grim discovery—a badly injured man trapped amidst the usual daily load of recycling.
According to the Examiner, the man was found around 6:30am, and had traumatic injuries "consistent with being crushed," according to an SFFD representative. The workers kept the man conscious and didn't move him until paramedics arrived, rushing him to the hospital in critical condition.
A spokesperson for Recology told the Examiner that the man had been transported to the facility in a front-loading recycling truck designed to collect material from dumpsters, which had been on a route through commercial facilities in Bayview and Potrero Hill. Authorities believe that the man may have been using the dumpster as a place to sleep.
Recology workers have occasionally found live animals in the trash at their facilities, such as a puppy in 2013, but this appears to be the first documented instance of a person being found. We'll update as we learn more.
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