Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin

Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin

They said they're investigating it as a death by misadventure.

This latest case is not an isolated incident in Canada, and donation boxes in the province of British Columbia have now been removed after the deaths of two men after becoming lodged in the charity bins.

"To advised them of the city's concern about the safety of the bins and asked them to undertake a review and take appropriate measures, including removing the bins from private property, as required", he explains. The hatch that keeps the contents of the bin inside can also trap someone leaning into the mechanism to attempt to remove things from the bin. Or they can get them help.

Chu said there are no enforcement plans to make the organizations comply with the city's request, but he doesn't anticipate any problems.

According to Toronto police, a 35-year-old woman was found stuck inside a downtown clothing donation bin early Tuesday morning. One man died in a bin in Ontario last month, while another died in Calgary in 2017.

Some vulnerable and homeless people try and take clothes from the bins as temperatures plummet below freezing, while others have reportedly tried to seek shelter inside them.

At least seven Canadians have died after getting trapped in bins since 2015, leading some to nickname the boxes "death traps", the Canadian Press reported last week.

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