SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was in critical condition after he was rescued from a pile of garbage at a San Francisco recycling center Monday morning, according to fire officials.

At about 7 a.m., fire officials responded to a report of a man found inside a garbage heap at Recology SF Recycle Central, located at Pier
96, according fire spokesman Jonathan Baxter.

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After firefighters were able to rescue the man, he was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with critical injuries, Baxter said.

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Further information was not immediately available.

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