Worker injured in bizarre accident

December 23, 2008 9:32:06 AM PST
A man was rushed to the hospital after he was pinned under a dumpster in downtown Houston.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Authorities say a 14-foot dumpster was being unloaded from an 18-wheeler when the rig slid forward on the wet pavement. That caused the dumpster to slip and fall on the operator's right arm and leg. Emergency crews say they had trouble freeing the man because the dumpster was on an incline.

"We had trouble with it, trying to slide every time. We lifted it, so we had to anchor the dumpster off. It took a while, but everything's done," said Eric Hutzley with the Houston Fire Department.

Fire officials say the worker was conscious and alert the entire time. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition.

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