Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Woman Dies After Becoming Trapped In Toronto Clothing Donation Bin

Woman Dies After Becoming Trapped In Toronto Clothing Donation Bin

According to Toronto police, a 35-year-old woman was found stuck inside a downtown clothing donation bin early Tuesday morning.

Authorities had to cut part of the bin in order to get the woman out, Global News reported.

Emergency crews were rushed to the scene and found the woman stuck half inside the box upon their arrival.

The disturbing trend of people dying after becoming trapped inside a clothing donation bin has claimed another victim.

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

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Last week, the body of a 34-year-old man was discovered inside a donation bin in West Vancouver.

Police said her death is not suspicious and they are investigating the incident as a death by misadventure. Police say she appears to have died after a medical episode, so the exact cause of death is not yet known. 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.

"Although death or injury related to the misuse of clothing donation bins is not common, we feel that if there is an opportunity to prevent this type of tragic incident, we must make every effort to find a solution", the company said in a statement.

"It becomes a human trap".

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