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Very heavy rains in the Lakes Area today due to seabreeze and upper level disturbance moving thru the Central and southern Plains. Too windy in the Triangle on Tuesday for a big coverage as the winds kept the seabreeze from Developing. Weak high pressure aloft will build in Wed and stick around for a few days. Plenty of moisture underneath the ...

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Homeless man hurt after thrown from dumpster into garbage truck

CHANNELVIEW, Texas - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com

 

A homeless man sleeping in a dumpster was nearly killed when the trash was emptied into a compactor in the back of a garbage truck.

It happened outside a business along the East Freeway near Sheldon in Channelview.

The truck's driver called the Channelview Fire Department around 4:59 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters said the driver could hear the man screaming as the trash was being compacted.

"He did sustain some injuries," said Channelview Assistant Fire Chief Charles Villegas. "It may have been due to the compactor, but the driver was alerted in time that he didn't have any severe injuries."

It took firefighters about 25 minutes to free the man. He was then lowered onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital by ambulance.


This story comes to us through KFDM's media partnership with KHOU 11 News in Houston.


 

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