Homeless man significantly injured after a cleanup truck scoops him up, alongside together with his tent / Boing Boing


A homeless man has undergone surgical procedure and is in critical situation after a metropolis cleanup truck in Dublin grabbed and lifted the person’s tent with a mechanical claw in the course of the day – whereas he was sleeping inside it.

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Apparently, the town needed to “tidy up” the canal, and determined to clear the homeless tents alongside it. They supposedly checked contained in the tents earlier than snagging them, however even when that is true, they clearly missed this one.

In line with CNN:

The unnamed man was injured when employees from Waterways Eire, the physique answerable for sustaining Eire’s rivers and canals, cleared a walkway alongside a canal within the Irish capital.

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“A person (age unknown) was sleeping in his tent when it was being eliminated in an try to tidy the canal stroll means,” native police stated in a press release. “The person obtained accidents throughout this incident and was eliminated to St. Vincent’s Hospital the place he stays in critical situation however secure.”

In line with Dublin Metropolis Council, the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, when employees “have been eradicating tents that have been positioned in a precarious and harmful location.”

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A spokesman for Waterways Eire stated the physique is “cooperating totally” with police investigating the incident, including that “our ideas are very a lot with the person who was concerned.”

Picture: Michael Coghlan / CC BY-SA 2.zero – Flickr

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