A man in New York City falls to his death after entering a garbage chute to get his keys
Authorities are also investigating whether the victim’s death was caused by the fall itself or if he accidentally entered the dumpster’s press.
A man in New York City falls to his death after entering a garbage chute to get his keys.
CITY OF NEW YORK, BROOKLYN:
New York police discovered a man inside a trash compactor in Brooklyn on Friday, August 12. He had injuries that indicated he was “crushed” by the roller. Moments earlier, as a lady and another man looked on, a man stepped into a garbage dump and fell to his death at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers Homes, according to security video footage. A mutilated body of the unidentified man was later discovered at the bottom of the slide. 15 minutes had passed since his death when his body was found. The CCTV footage contains no evidence that keys were thrown into the pit.
Before the man opens the hatch of the garbage chute and slides half of his body in, he is seen talking to another man. Then, when a woman enters the group, he appears to be sitting on the open hatch. In the man’s final moments, footage shows her holding the bottom of the hatch as if to prevent him from falling off his seat. He then appears to perch on the edge of the garbage pit before deciding to lie down on the hatch being held by the woman in order to fall down. Although the NYPD has not commented on the incident, neighbors said the man was trying to retrieve his keys when he entered the garbage chute.
Authorities are also investigating whether the victim’s death was caused by the fall itself or if he accidentally ended up in the dumpster’s crushing area, where he was later found to be deformed. Before the hatch is closed and his body is completely enclosed in the chute, the man and the other man continue their conversation. Then, using their phones as lights, the woman and the other man lean into the trash can to check on their companion. The woman then grabs the other man’s lower body to prevent him from falling in while he enters the chute with both his arms and his head.
According to the police, it is not certain whether the man lived in the building. Anthony Gordon, 60, a tenant on the building’s fourth floor, told the New York Post, “If you throw your keys in the incinerator, leave them there.” “You can always order extra keys, but you can’t order another life.” .” Why would you get your keys out of the burning building? Gordon continued. “I would either leave them there, wait for repairs, or have a new pair made. Once I accidentally put my keys in an incinerator,” he added. Prince Watson, another resident of the building who lives on the fifth floor, claimed he had never seen the people on the CCTV tape but added that it was normal to see strangers in the apartment building. Watson, 30, told the Post: “I’ve never heard of anything like this but that’s 2022 for you. He continued, “That’s just stupid.” “You go to management to get new keys, so they don’t have to have common sense. You don’t actually play that kind of thing.”