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Woman injured after falling between dock and trash compactor at Salt Lake International Airport

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 17:04:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A woman was injured Friday morning after being stuck between a trash compactor and a loading dock at Salt Lake City International Airport.

According to an airport spokesperson, a female employee fell between a dumpster and a loading dock around 9:20 a.m.

The dumpster is rampside outside of SLC Airport Terminal One.  Emergency crews responded and the woman was taken to a hospital.

Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer says the woman was walking up a ramp to drop some boxes in the compactor, and slipped or somehow fell.

Volmer says the woman was alert and talking when she was transported to a hospital.

She is a contract worker at the airport and works for Hojeij Branded Foods.

A previous version of this article incorrectly attributed information from SL Fire Tweets to the Salt Lake City Fire Department.