The BBC reports that a man was trapped for several hours. It is not clear how the man ended up in the wagon but the incident has now been passed to Merseyside Police.
Despite the headline Police are keen to point out that it wasn't actually a Refuse Vehicle.
Inspector Gadget of the Merseyside Constabulary explained, "It was actually one of those vehicles that originate from Eastern Europe, often used for transporting illegals and is literally 'rubbish'. In fact it took the Fire Brigade several hours to simply get the door open."
The man was taken to hospital but has no major injuries apart from hypothermia, a result of the airconditioning being stuck on -30c for several hours.