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Canada Victoria homeless man asphyxiated in recycling truck: police

05:01  20 november  2019
05:01  20 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The near death experience has police , the driver of a garbage truck and witnesses in a state of shock; a homeless man crawling out It was only when the truck stopped to take on more garbage, the man saw his chance to escape by climbing onto the uncrushed garbage and jumping on to the truck 's roof.

a large blue truck is parked on the side of a road: A Waste Connections Canada truck seen in a photo from the company's website. © Waste Connections Canada A Waste Connections Canada truck seen in a photo from the company's website.

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According to the Central Saanich Police Department, investigators were called to the Waste Connections Canada recycling facility on Tuesday, Nov. 12, around 8:30 a.m.

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Police say the company had done a waste pickup in downtown Victoria that morning, and taken the load back to its Keating Cross Road facility, where it was dumped.

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This CCTV footage captures a homeless man being tipped into a bin lorry's com He had been sleeping rough in a commercial recycling bin at the time. The man was saved after the truck 's Jim Reed reports for the Victoria Derbyshire programme on the homeless people in the UK city of Bristol

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Crews found the man's body in the dumped load.

Police said the man was a member of the city's homeless community, and died by asphyxiation, believed to have occurred when he was crushed by a load.

An autopsy was conducted on Monday, but police said they are still waiting on a toxicology report.

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The BC Coroners Service said the victim was a man in his 20s, and that the coroners' service was investigating to determine how, where, when and by what means he came to his death.

Police say the incident is not considered suspicious.

In August last year, another suspected homeless person was killed in an accident involving a Waste Connections Canada truck in Victoria.

Global News has requested comment from Waste Connections Canada.

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