Woman dies after getting STUCK in Toronto Salvation Army donation bin

A woman found trapped in a donation box in Bloorcourt Village this morning has died police confirm

A woman found trapped in a donation box in Bloorcourt Village this morning has died police confirm

A 35-year-old woman has died after she was found lodged in a clothing donation box in Toronto early Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews were called around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday to an apartment tower at 730 Dovercourt Rd., near Bloor Street, after receiving reports that a woman was inside the bin that sits in the building's parking lot, CBC.ca report.

Paramedics performed CPR but she was pronounced dead at the scene, Toronto EMS said.

The incident is not considered to be suspicious, police said, but has been ruled a "death by misadventure".

The next year, a well-known homeless advocate named Anita Hauck was killed in a Pitt Meadows clothing-donation bin as she tried to grab a jacket and a blanket for a fellow resident of a nearby tent city.

For people who manage to get completely inside of the bins, Taheri suggested an automatic unlocking mechanism that would only open from the inside and allow the trapped person to exit.

'Shut them all down, ' Loretta Sundstrom, whose daughter after getting stuck in a bin, told CBC last week. Many of people who volunteered to design a retrofit solution are students and they deserve to be paid, he explained.

In July 2017, after a man in his mid-20s died in a Calgary donation bin, a representative with the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta told Global News that they had noticed a rise in bin thefts.

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

When asked if he was OK, the man in the bin said: "Yes, I'm fine". The company has been advising charities to remove those bars until safer designs can be implemented. Sidhu said such deaths are especially horrific. "That would be painful, and it would not be quick".

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

The bins need to be removed within 24 hours or, if not logistically possible, they must be locked until they can be removed, according to city spokesperson Ted Townsend.

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. "We all really got along and she knew everyone here and everyone knew her and she's going to be deeply missed".

Note to readers: This is a corrected story.

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