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Man seriously hurt after getting trapped inside downtown trash compactor

A man was seriously hurt Thursday night in Downtown Austin after getting stuck in a trash compactor, EMS officials said. (CBS Austin)

A man was seriously hurt Thursday night in Downtown Austin after getting stuck in a trash compactor, EMS officials said.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a man in his 30s was found trapped inside a dumpster near 6th Street and Congress Avenue at around 8:15 p.m.

First responders were able to rescue him about an hour later.

He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with serious, but not expected to be life-threatening, injuries.

Further details were not immediately available.


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