Globe woman rescued from garbage truck

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A Globe woman was rescued from a garbage truck. By Jennifer Thomas A Globe woman was rescued from a garbage truck. By Jennifer Thomas

GLOBE, Ariz. -- A Globe woman is recovering after getting dumped into a garbage truck and compacted along with a load of trash.

The woman was sleeping in a Dumpster on Wednesday when a garbage truck picked it up and dumped her and the trash into the truck, according to the Globe Fire Department.

The truck then made several stops. By the time someone heard her screaming, she had been compacted with the trash a number of times.

The woman, who is approximately 38 years old, was airlifted to a Valley hospital.

Firefighters said she was stable and talking after being rescued.