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Dustcart dangers resurface after death

 
January 2nd 1970
 
A homeless man in the Ardwick area of Manchester has died after being tipped into a dustcart. He climbed into the bin to escape the cold and was unable to shout a warning before being tipped into the lorry on 25th November. Greater Manchester Police say the 31-year-old died of asphyxiation, crushed in the lorry. This happens every year to readers who seek shelter in bins and skips, although it usual only results in injury. Staff * Last year we talked to a major waste management company about a campaign to explain the dangers to our readership, and we'll reopen the dialogue with this death. In the meantime, warn any you know who've used bins for shelter.
 
 
 

December 2009

 

Contents

Street Shield 10: Yuletide Partings

Seaforth leads the way

Social business scoops £5000

Half of Scotland's homeless eastern European

In a pickle?

Scotland's homeless children

New shelter

Veterans drop-in

Bad form?

Drive thru homeless

Appealing benefit cuts

Churches to shelter swine flu sufferers?

South African football move-on

The countdown continues

Dustcart dangers resurface after death

Container City

New Branches shelter

A homeless man's castle

Birmingham funding cuts hit alcohol service

Tower Hamlets hostel

Manchester hides soup kitchens

Crisis, what crisis?

Camden closures

US homeless case

Web only: Rumours of Poncho's death have been greatly exaggerated

 

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