Man crushed to death after falling asleep in bus station skip

A 23-year-old man has died after climbing into a skip at a bus station and falling asleep before being crushed by a bin lorry.

Young father Chris Ogden had been on a night out and smoked four cannabis joints, an inquest heard.

According to Sky News, he climbed into the skip at Huddersfield bus station to keep warm.

The bin lorry arrived an hour after Chris got into the skip at 4.47am last January.

The lorry compressed its contents with a mechanical crusher, the BBC reports.

Mr Ogden's body was discovered when the waste was dumped on a conveyer belt at Leeds Paper Recycling Centre.

Coroner Dominic Bell said: "Christopher was, in essence, the architect of his own misfortune on that particular day. The conclusion I will be formally recording will be one of accidental death, alcohol and drug related."

He added that he would be writing to the local council to "explore the possibility of remedial measures" for skips and bins to be checked for people sleeping inside them.

Mr Ogden's family were angry with the verdict and said it made him look like "a drug addict".

West Yorkshire Police said there was no evidence of criminal action or neglect by the bus station or bin lorry drivers.

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