Responders rescue man pinned under garbage truck in Kenmore

He spent more than an hour beneath the vehicle, authorities say.

A Kenmore sanitation worker is alive after numerous agencies worked together to free him from beneath a garbage truck Thursday evening.

Northshore Fire Department and emergency responders from Kirkland, Shoreline, Bothell, Woodinville, the King County Sheriff’s Office and Northshore Utility District responded to the call on Feb. 14 in the 7400 block of Northeast 163rd Street, according to Northshore officials.

Nearby road crews heard the man trapped in the ditch and it was about 5:50 pm when the call was made. Speculation still remains on how he was trapped beneath the vehicle. Authorities believe ice and snow may have played a role.

“There was a large number of firefighters who responded,” said Sgt. Ryan Abbott, public information officer for the county sheriff’s office. “It was an amazing job by them to be able to get him out.”

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