Man rescued after being tossed into garbage truck during trash pick up

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is recovering after being tossed into a garbage truck during Monday morning’s trash pick up.

Oklahoma City firefighters were called to a Waste Management truck near N.W. 8th St. and Lee Ave. just before 7 a.m. on Monday.

Officials say a man was sleeping in a dumpster when the garbage truck picked it up.

At the next stop, the driver learned that a person was inside the truck and immediately called 911.

Fortunately, fire crews were able to rescue the man, putting him in a stokes basket to get him out of the truck.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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