Asheville men in dumpsters rescued from compacting in trash truck

Two North Carolina men narrowly avoided serious injuries after nearly being crushed by a dump truck.

Firefighters tell us workers were emptying dumpsters at an Asheville apartment complex when they heard screams from inside the trash truck.

The truck was in the process of squeezing the trash to make room for more. It’s was quickly shut off and firefighters were called to help pull the men out.

“Our crews went on the scene to assist in lowering a stokes basket into the back of the trash truck and to pull those victims out,” said Kelley Klope, spokeswoman for Asheville Fire Department.

It’s unclear why the men were in the dumpsters to begin with. Both men are expected to make a full recovery.

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