Woman falls 16 floors down garbage chute at apartment complex

A woman has been critically injured after falling 16 stories down the rubbish chute of an apartment complex.

She landed in a large rubbish bin after falling down the chute at a building in Portland, Oregon, on Monday afternoon, local time.

Portland Fire and Rescue said she was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

“Witnesses say she got into a garbage chute and fell 16 stories to garbage collection area, firefighters found her in garbage container,” they tweeted.

Witnesses told officers the woman had entered the chute, but they were unsure why.

Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman Rich Chatman told local media that the woman did not live in the building.

“I can say there was a mental health component involved,” he said.

The woman fell 16 stories at the apartment building in the 1900 block of West Burnside Street in Portland. Source: Portland Fire & Rescue via Fox 12 Oregon

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