An inquest into the death of a man found at a recycling site has been opened at Sunderland Coroner’s Court.
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating. The inquest was adjourned until 21 June.
Meanwhile, a homeless man in Kent was hurt after the bin he was sleeping in was emptied into the back of a Veolia collection truck, it has been reported.
Emergency services attended the incident on Monday 9 January, where he was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital. His condition is unknown.
Medway Council and Veolia have now launched an investigation.