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February 5th 2013
 

 

A man has been crushed to death by a rubbish compactor in the US state of California.

Although California is considered to be warm, it can still get cold enough to force individuals to use bins and skips for shelter. It is assumed that this is the reason why 30-year-old Juan Gomez-Diaz had been in a bin, which was collected by a lorry in the town of Petaluma.

His body was found at the waste company’s depot on 11 Jan.

The sheriff’s department believes he died when compressed with the lorry or when the rubbish was dumped at the depot, but foul play is not suspected.

Sergeant Basurto of the sheriff’s department told the Bay City News: “Gomez-Diaz may have taken shelter inside a Dumpster that night, as the temperature was very cold.”

 
 
 

February 2013

 

Contents

From passive to active

She’s gone home...

Watch out for work gangs

Man charged over Big Issue murders

Stop and search

Stay out, stay safe

Scottish milestone

Whatever happened to..?

Liverpool murder trial begins

US veterans save businessman from brutal robbery

Homeless heir to fortune dies of hypothermia

Street Shield 31: Cold and wet

 

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