Woman dies after getting trapped inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Toronto police say a woman died after she was found trapped inside of this clothing donation box early Tuesday morning

Toronto police say a woman died after she was found trapped inside of this clothing donation box early Tuesday morning

If it's not feasible for an organization to remove their bins within the time frame, Townsend says they're asked to put locks on the containers.

"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 bin's hatches, created to keep thieves out, can also trap people climbing inside.

Chu adds the city does not allow the placement of donation bins on private property, other than at the Eco-Centre.

The rash of deaths has prompted the municipality of West Vancouver to seal clothing bins and investigate safer options for accepting donations.

A woman has died after becoming trapped inside a clothing donation box in Toronto, Canada. There have also been deaths across the USA and around the world.

One woman said: "Someone could have just been trying to get some clothes or even trying to get warm". Once again, the man was found lodged in the charity donation bin and was pronounced dead at the scene. "Too many of our guests who would otherwise have a shot at turning their lives around are dying a awful death inside or hanging out of a bin".

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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