Woman dies after getting STUCK in Toronto Salvation Army donation bin

Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin

Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin

The bins' hatches are created to prevent theft of donations. "If someone is going to go into your bin and take your product, that's going to have to be how it is for now".

At an emergency meeting held last Thursday, Inclusion BC and its member agencies chose to remove 146 bins that are located in Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, the Interior and on Vancouver Island.

It is unclear how the woman, who is in her 30s, became trapped inside the bin.

A Toronto woman died Tuesday morning after she became trapped in a Salvation Army donation bin, marking her the eighth Canadian death from the weird cause since 2015.

Following the man's death, West Vancouver closed all of its bins.

The safety of the boxes, which are created to make it hard for people to access the inside.

Following news of the woman's death, Toronto Mayor John Tory called on city officials to review whether the donation boxes are safe.

A woman has died after falling into a clothing donation bin. "Too many of our guests who would otherwise have a shot at turning their lives around are dying a disgusting death inside or hanging out of a bin".

Patricia O'Connell, executive director at Sistering, a west-end charity-run women's shelter not far from where the woman was found dead, confirmed the woman, named Chrystal, had stayed there in the past.

"Most of the deaths, I believe, are caused not because the person succeeded to get inside, but that he or she got kind of suspended or stuck between the inside and outside", he said.

There have also been deaths from donation bins in Alberta and Ontario in the last two years.

Agro said Rangeview, which produces roughly 1,000 donation bins of varying styles each year, is actively working on new designs for future products.

Agro said there are broader systemic problems contributing to the string of recent deaths, but said manufacturers and charities must do their part to limit harm.

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