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Man dies after becoming stuck in waste disposal truck in Dublin

A refuse collector has died after becoming trapped in the back of waste disposal truck in Dublin city last night.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MAN HAS died after becoming trapped in the back of a waste disposal truck in Dublin late last night.

It is understood that the man was working in the Grand Canal Street area of Dublin when he got into difficulty.

According to the Irish Times, a passerby who had been attending a nearby theatre, heard shouting coming from the back of the truck and hit the emergency stop button at around 11.15pm.

Fire crews were then dispatched and used emergency equipment to release the man from the vehicle. He was brought to St James’s Hospital but later died.

The victim, who was aged in his lates 30s or early 40s, was an employee of a private waste disposal company, RTÉ News reports.

It is understood that the driver of the truck has received treatment for shock.

Investigations by both the gardaí and Health and Safety Authority will now take place.

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