Woman dies after getting trapped inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Woman dies after getting trapped inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Woman found dead in clothing donation bin

Reports from the CBC suggest that the woman, identified only as Chrystal, was a rough sleeper with a history of health and addiction problems who was likely trying to find warm clothes from inside the bin.

The woman's name has yet to be released, as police are still trying to notify her next of kin.

The City of Burnaby is the latest municipality to take action when it comes to safety issues surrounding donation bins.

Just days after a renewed call to have clothing donation boxes removed or made safe, a woman was found dead inside one in Toronto Tuesday morning.

'She knew everyone here and everyone knew her and she's going to be deeply missed'.

In total, five deaths have been reported in British Columbia over the last four years.

The hatches on the bins are created to keep thieves out, but they can also trap people climbing inside.

Victoria said that she saw Papineau the night of the incident. Toronto Fire attended the scene in conjuncture with police and paramedics to attempt to aid the woman.

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Both delegations are refusing to give reasons for the extension and they are also keeping details very close to their chests. Kaplan, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, and Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass.

Chu says letters have also been sent to companies with bins on private property.

It remains unclear how she became trapped in the bin, but police believe the incident was unintentional.

Children's Wish clothing donation bin on a street in Toronto.

The manufacturer of clothing donation bins used by charities across Canada said Tuesday it has stopped producing the metal containers, which were involved in at least two recent deaths, while it works on coming up with safer designs.

Firefighters had to use a saw to cut a couple of metal bars that hold the front drawer of the bin in place. She said something must be done about the bins' safety risk.

Taheri said they also need to take into account the colossal expense of physically transporting them, storing them, and later returning them to their original locations.

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

"They are set up in a way to make it hard for people to have access to the inside of the box but obviously (they are) not safe enough".

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