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Firefighters rescue woman from trash compactor after a grueling 2 hours

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A Virginia woman was rescued from a trash compactor in Henrico, a rescue effort that took firefighters nearly two hours to accomplish.

The call came in on Tuesday night, sending fire crews on a long mission to get the woman’s legs freed from a trash compactor near her apartment.

The woman allegedly tried to get into the compactor after she dropped her keys in there.

“You pull down the door and you pull the bag in or whatever you’re putting in there, and that triggers the trash compactor to start compacting whatever is in there,” neighbor Andrew Peachy told WTVR. “Luckily someone was there to pull the emergency stop for her, I hope she’s okay.”

The 71-year-old woman was last listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

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