ST. CLOUD -- A man was compacted four times inside a garbage truck Friday morning.

The incident happened just before 5:30 a.m. at 815 St. Germain Street in St. Cloud. St. Cloud Fire Battalion Chief Jerry Raymond says a few sanitation workers heard yelling coming from the back of the garbage truck.

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Raymond says it's believe the man was sleeping inside the dumpster when it was thrown into the back of the truck.

Fire crews placed a ladder inside the truck and the man was able to climb out on his own.

Raymond says the man is not believed to be seriously hurt from the incident.