A man was nearly crushed by a San Antonio garbage truck early Tuesday morning because he fell asleep in a dumpster.

San Antonio firefighters said the man was inside a dumpster behind a Denny's in the 900 block of E. Commerce, and woke up around 2 a.m. when the garbage truck picked up the bin and dumped the trash in the truck.

The man began screaming and driver heard him, then managed to stop the truck's compactor before it crushed the man.

San Antonio firefighters were called to the scene and got the man out safely. Paramedics checked him out and he was not injured.

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