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Man Rescued After Being Trapped In Garbage Truck

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Garbage Truck Crash (Source: CBS4)

Garbage Truck Crash (Source: CBS4)

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COCONUT CREEK (CBSMiami) – Using specialized tools and training, Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue personnel were able to free a man trapped in an overturned garbage truck Monday afternoon.

Firefighters cut through metal and glass to remove the man out of a Waste Services, INC. garbage truck which has flipped over on the Coconut Creek Parkway exit of the Florida Turnpike.

The man entrapped in the garbage truck was conscious and speaking throughout the rescue at the time.

Broward Sheriff Office’s Fire spokesman Mike Jachles said once freed, he was airlifted to Broward Health North Medical Center.  His injuries were said to be non-life threatening.

The off-ramp remained closed while the truck was righted.

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