Ga. woman freed after fall into trash chute

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DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman was rescued from a trash chute after she became stuck between the first and second floors of her suburban Atlanta apartment complex.

Crews were called to the Gables Metropolitan Apartments in Dunwoody shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday, when the woman became trapped inside the garbage compacting device while trying to retrieve her cell phone.

The 19-year-old woman told Fox 5 Atlanta that she was wearing flip flops, which caused her to slip when she reached for her phone in the trash unit. She ended up falling a half story before hitting trash lodged in the unit.

Police tell CBS Atlanta that the trash lodged inside saved the woman from a long fall and serious injury.

Officials said they had to remove the entire trash compactor to free her.

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meginlea
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meginlea 03/12/12 - 07:05 am
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Oh my goodness. How terrible,

Oh my goodness. How terrible, and how disgusting.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/12/12 - 07:13 am
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You're supposed to talk trash

You're supposed to talk trash on the phone, not throw it in the trash and dive in after it.

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David Parker 03/12/12 - 08:25 am
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same fate as Veruca Salt

same fate as Veruca Salt

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 03/12/12 - 08:59 am
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Hmmm... I feel sorry for the
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Hmmm... I feel sorry for the poor girl but this gives new meaning to dumpster diving!

TK3
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TK3 03/12/12 - 09:44 am
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To those who just can't live

To those who just can't live without their silly phones, you may well not.

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wondersnevercease 03/12/12 - 10:01 am
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I think I would have let the
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I think I would have let the phone go.......................

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Jake 03/12/12 - 03:07 pm
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I wonder how many divorced

I wonder how many divorced men have had this fantasy.

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