A man found crushed to death at a Hounslow waste depot had climbed into a bin in search of shelter for the night, an inquest heard.
The 47-year-old Polish national, of no fixed address, had climbed into a commercial bin in the early hours of February 19 after a heavy night of drinking, West London Coroner's Court heard on Wednesday (March 16).
He was found the following morning at the waste depot, just off the A4, near Boston Manor Park, in a container ready to be transported to a landfill site near Scunthorpe, in Lincolnshire.
Chinyere Inyama, senior coroner at the court, told how an investigation by police in Hounslow showed Mr Cuprys was a street drinker and had consumed copious amounts of alcohol on the night of February 18.
CCTV footage showed a drunk man matching his description making several unsuccessful attempts to climb into a commercial bin during the early hours of February 19, presumably with the intention of sleeping inside, Mr Inyama said.
Detectives believe he eventually climbed inside another similar waste container and was crushed to death after it was emptied into a refuse truck later that morning.
A post-mortem examination showed he had died from crush injuries, and the amount of alcohol in his blood was three-and-a-half times the drink-driving limit.
Mr Inyama recorded a conclusion of accidental death.