Woman found dead in clothing donation bin

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Residents said the donation box the woman was trapped in was a relatively new addition to the neighbourhood.

Bystanders heard the woman calling for help behind a building near Bloor Street and Dovercourt Road shortly before 2 a.m., police told CP24. Authorities cut open the metal box to get the woman out and paramedics administered CPR, but later pronounced her dead at the scene, Global News reported. She said the matter is not considered suspicious and no criminal investigation is underway.

He said the manufacturers of these types of bins - and there are at least nine or 10 different versions in Canada - most likely didn't account for desperate people trying to get inside of them when they were designed.

Five of those incidents occurred in British Columbia with the latest death just over a week ago in West Vancouver.

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

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The spate of deaths has led some to call for the bins to be redesigned or removed. Sometimes people who are homeless may also try to seek shelter in the bin. Inclusion B.C.is removing all 146 of its B.C. bins, despite the expected revenue and job losses. Instead, they ruled the incident a case of misadventure.

"It's far more hazardous than it may seem on the surface", Jonathan Gormick, a spokesman with Vancouver Fire Rescue, told CBC in mid-2018.

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

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.

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.

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

A Vancouver man attempting to remove items from a donation bin in this undated photo.

Agro said Rangeview, which produces roughly 1,000 donation bins of varying styles each year, is actively working on new designs for future products.

In the wake of the recent bin deaths, however, the company has suspended manufacturing until it can conceive of a safer design.

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