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Man rescued from inside garbage truck

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Garbage Truck Rescue
Santa Clara county firefighters rescue a man from the compactor of a garbage truck in Los Altos, Calif. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

A man was rescued from the compactor of a garbage truck Wednesday morning in Los Altos after becoming stuck inside, according to Santa Clara County fire officials.

The man, whose age or affiliation with the unnamed garbage truck company wasn’t released, got stuck in the compactor around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, fire officials said, but was not pinned in the machinery.

He was extricated from the truck just before 10 a.m. and taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire officials couldn’t confirm which company the garbage truck belonged to, or if the man worked for the garbage truck company. Fire spokeswoman Luisa Rapport said there was a language barrier between fire crews and the victim.

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