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Homeless Man Falls Asleep In Dumpster, Survives Trash Compactor

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A homeless man who fell asleep in a dumpster on Lake June Road woke up in the hospital today.

The dumpster was emptied by city workers into the back of a trash truck as scheduled.

The driver of the truck saw the man through a camera mounted on the truck, according to Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans, but not before the compactor was activated.

The man survived with some injuries.

Firefighters dug through waist-deep trash to rescue him.

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