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Homeless Man Crushed By A Rubbish Truck After Falling Asleep In Bin

Homeless Man Crushed By A Rubbish Truck After Falling Asleep In Bin

A homeless man was crushed to death by a rubbish truck after falling asleep in a bin.

Henryk Piotrowski, 43, had been sleeping rough in Dublin after moving from the Czech Republic.

Credit: An Garda Siochana

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He suffered fatal compression injuries caused by the machinery after he was loaded into the rubbish truck along with the contents of the bins.

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Piotrowski had climbed into and fallen asleep inside a commercial waste bin, the Irish Mirror reports.

Linus Phipps, who was driving the truck, told the inquest: "I thought I saw out of the corner of my eye a set of legs. I thought it was a mannequin at first as that would be quite common.

"But I got a bad feeling it was a body. When Mr Andrews [Phipps' colleague] moved the rubbish, he spotted shoes and socks and said he got "the fright of his life".

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The pair then called emergency services but it was too late and Piotrowski died of asphyxiation.

Main image credit: PA

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]