False Alarm— Trash Bag Mistaken for Man Stuck in Sewer Jersey City workers rushed to free ... a trash bag By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jun 10, 2011 2:28 PM CDT 0 comments Comments Rescue workers spent 30 minutes in the sewer, and all they got was a bag of trash. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – It turns out a worker wasn't stuck inside a pipe in New Jersey's second-largest city. Jersey City Fire Chief Darren Rivers says it was actually a bag of trash. He says workers with the Jersey City Incinerator Authority were checking the pipe with a camera when they thought they saw a human body part at 5:30 am today. Firefighters set up a hoist and two rescuers wearing air packs and hazardous material suits spent about 30 minutes down the hole before they emerged just before 8am. The only thing they found was the bag of trash.