Man dies after his head gets stuck in garbage bin while trying to retrieve somethingBy Mason White 11:01 AM February 13, 2014
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A man lost his life when his head became stuck in a public recycling bin.
The Spanish pensioner, was found dead after getting his head stuck inside the thin opening of a paper recycling bin.
The 68-year-old is believed to have accidentally strangled himself after trying to retrieve an item from the bin in Mallorca.
Police patrolling the streets found the elderly man hanging from his neck.
The officers immediately removed the man from the bin and placed him on the floor in an attempt to save him.
However, the man was already dead for at least an hour.
According to the initial investigation, the man was out shopping and decided to throw away some old newspapers.
Officers believe that when he placed the paper inside the recycling bin, he accidentally dropped something along with the newspaper.
When he tried to retrieve the item, police believe he was trapped after the lid closed on his head.
He was left trapped with his head and hands inside the bin. His feet eventually gave way and he choked to death.