MADISON (WKOW) -- A garbage truck came and emptied the contents of a dumpster in the 2900 block of E. Washington Avenue around 6:30 Thursday morning.
The driver either heard someone yell or saw a person waving a coat from the hopper of his truck. 911 was immediately called.
It turns out, a person had been sleeping in the dumpster at the time the garbage truck came by. The victim fell eight to ten feet into the truck as it was being emptied.
Paramedics were able to climb into the hopper and assess the patient. Ladder 8 had been dispatched to the scene and used an aerial ladder and stokes basket to extricate the person.
The victim was transported to UW Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
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