Man Inside Dumpster Listed In Critical Condition

NewsChannel 10
By KFDA Assignments Desk

Amarillo, Texas - It was a close call Thursday afternoon when a man sleeping in a dumpster was nearly crushed by a city trash truck.

It happened around 1:00 between Fillmore and Pierce on 6th street just north of downtown. Police at the scene tell us a man believed to be a transient was asleep inside the dumpster when the truck was emptying the bin. They say the driver heard the man scream and went to check on him.

The man was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.