Woman dies after found trapped in Toronto donation bin

Leroy Wright
January 9, 2019

The boxes have been called "death traps" after seven Canadians died after getting trapped in the bins since 2015, the Canadian Press reports. 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. They said they're investigating it as a death by misadventure.

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

'Shut them all down and get a designer and redesign these things'.

So far, he says there has been no response indicating concern to the city's request.

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

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Meantime, Toronto is conducting a review of the steel boxes after the recent death of a woman who became trapped.

Some vulnerable and homeless people try and take clothes from the bins as temperatures plummet below freezing, while others have reportedly tried to seek shelter inside them. Once again, the man was found lodged in the charity donation bin and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It's unthinkable, and it's time to deal with this problem", he said. Diabetes Canada announced the move last week and said 240 bins have already been adapted in Ontario alone.

Five people have died in British Columbia in the past four years in similar incidents.

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