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Fire crews rescue two people found inside trash compactor

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HAZEL DELL, WA (KPTV) -

Crews are on the scene after a garbage company reported that two people were injured inside a trash compacter at 13300 NE Highway 99 in Hazel Dell, Washington at around 6:05 a.m. Friday.

According to the Fire Chief from Fire District 6, a male and female were sleeping inside a dumpster. When the garbage company picked up the dumpster to dump it into the compactor, employees heard the two people shouting as the compactor began compacting.

Firefighters were able to pull the victims out.

According to officials, the man and woman were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.The man suffered minor injuries, and the woman suffered more serious injuries.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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