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• Last updated: September 8, 2020

How to Jump from a Building Into a Dumpster

These steps are required to jump from a building rooftop to a dumpster illustration.

Burning buildings, daring escapes, or a new career in stunt work may require you to make the leap from the top of a building into a well-placed dumpster. Without question, this is a last resort action and shouldn’t be attempted unless absolutely necessary. But, if you find yourself with the need to make the ultimate dumpster dive, these tips can help you minimize or even avoid serious injury altogether.

  1. Identify the best dumpster to jump into.
  2. Align your body with the center of the dumpster.
  3. Step off the ledge.
  4. Fall so that you land on your back.
  5. Keep your body relaxed so that your body folds when it lands.

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Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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