Man, 56, crushed to death by trash compactor in Palatine

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A man was crushed to death by a trash compactor in Palatine.

56-year-old Roger Mirro told his neighbor, he thought he dropped his cell phone down the garbage chute of his apartment building on South Clubhouse Drive.

So he went down to the garbage room to find it.

Shortly after he stepped into the giant trash compactor, it turned on, and crushed him.

Police found Mirro’s body Tuesday evening.

His death was ruled an accident.

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