Canadian woman dies after getting stuck in clothing donation bin

Canadian woman dies after getting stuck in clothing donation bin

Canadian woman dies after getting stuck in clothing donation bin

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

"She was an wonderful person".

The City of Vancouver says most bins have already been removed in that municipality, and West Vancouver has sealed off all bins since the death of a man on New Year's Eve. They remember her as a bubbly and friendly face around the neighbourhood.

"Someone could have just been trying to get some clothes or even trying to get warm", she said.

Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News. Inclusion B.C.is removing all 146 of its B.C. bins, despite the expected revenue and job losses.

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

At least seven Canadians have died after getting trapped in bins since 2015, leading some to nickname the boxes "death traps", the Canadian Press reported last week.

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In addition to developing prototypes in-house, he said the company has teamed up with a professor at the University of British Columbia who has tasked fourth-year engineering students with developing designs for boxes that are both safe and theft-proof. The video will reportedly be sent out to all the charities using the bins as soon as it is complete. 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 bins are a mailbox-style and made so donations can't get taken out once they're inside.

Officers in Toronto, Canada, believe this was an accident and are not treating the death as suspicious, according to CBC. Meanwhile, the company is advising existing owners of its bins to remove security measures that could pinch a human in the chute.

"I think it is extremely important - in light of what's happened now - that we should examine the safety implications of these boxes", he said.

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.

"I think the precedent that has been established in Vancouver and elsewhere will help us to get to get to a conclusion on this fairly rapidly".

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