Man Using Garbage Bin As Shelter Crushed To Death

Montana police say a man who may have been using a large garbage bin as shelter from the cold was apparently crushed when the bin was emptied.

The man's body was found in a city waste truck at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Billings police Sgt. Jay Berry says the victim was found "partially in a sleeping bag" and may have been using the garbage bin as shelter.

Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner Chad Fehr says the man died of blunt force injuries to the chest and that his death has been ruled accidental.

Berry says the man's injuries are consistent with the operation of a garbage truck.

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  • by Holly Location: Gville on Oct 14, 2009 at 02:01 AM
    This is so heartbreaking. I really hope this calls attention to the homeless in this area and perhaps different resources that can be employed for them (more warm shelters)? This man was obviously in a very bad position.
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    I don't understand...why didn't Obama save him???
  • by Anonymous Location: nc on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    Such an tradgedy!! May God bless him.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    That is a very sad story.
  • by Wilma on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    How sad....I do know that some people CHOOSE to be homeless, but when you have others that have been evicted or have lost their homes, and they have to fight like this just to stay warm, and then this's just sad.

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