Woman dies after being found inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Woman dies after being found inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Patricia O'Connell, executive director at Sistering, a woman's shelter located near where Crystal was trapped, told CBC that everyone who knew her was shattered by the news.

When emergency crews arrived, half of the woman's body was discovered sticking out of the box.

She said officers were called to a downtown Toronto donation bin shortly after 1:30 a.m. when someone reported seeing a woman partially stuck inside the bin, also made by Rangeview.

Five people in the province have died due to donation-bin injuries in the past four years.

In 2017, a 56-year-old Pennsylvania woman died under similar circumstances.

Several Metro Vancouver municipalities are choosing to shut down the bins after the death of a man in West Vancouver last month.

The City of Vancouver said it was also committed to removing all remaining clothing donation bins.

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

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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.

"There could be a million things that pose risks to people who are homeless, who are really struggling", she said.

According the the Canadian Press, Papineau is the eighth Canadian that has died since 2015 after getting trapped in a donation bin.

"She was a lovely human being", O'Connell told CBC.

The woman's death prompted Toronto Mayor John Tory to write to the city's licensing committee, which was in the midst of reviewing the clothing dropbox bylaw. Being held upside down for long periods can also be fatal in itself; the victim can asphyxiate from the pressure of their organs weighing down on their lungs, or they can suffer a stroke as blood pools in their head.

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

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 are continuing to allow those bins because that site is fully staffed and after hours they are locked up and secure", he said, adding that the city bins are the "mailbox" style and considered a bit safer.

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