A Denver man is in critical condition after attempting to find a friend’s cell phone on Friday before accidentally falling into a trash compactor that crushed him. Scott Walsh, 22, suffered two broken legs, a cracked skull and ruptured arteries in his neck, The Denver Post reported.
Walsh was with his female friend when her phone fell down the trash chute, the report said. When he looked down the chute, he lost his balance and fell about 15 feet to the compactor underneath, which began to operate while he was still inside, The Post reported. Walsh has been heavily sedated, but is expected to survive, DiSalvo said.