Richmond city demands removal of 24 donation bins

Richmond city demands removal of 24 donation bins

"We will continue to work with our bin manufacturer, municipal authorities, design experts and community partners to formalize and promote the adoption of industry-wide safety standards to keep our communities safe", stated the press release.

Donation boxes have been closed in British Columbia.

He said mailbox-style bins were involved in two deaths that took place in as many weeks.

Firefighters had to cut open the metal box to get the woman out, but despite the best efforts of paramedics to save her she was pronounced dead at the scene, Global News reported.

A woman found stuck partially inside a clothing donation bin was pronounced dead Tuesday, Toronto Police said.

"Part of you gets stuck in there, say it be your neck or a fragile part of you", she said.

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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'They're set up in a way to make it hard to have access to the box, to the inside of the box, but obviously not safe enough'.

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.

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.

Last month, a man in West Vancouver died after he became trapped inside a donation bin. "Too many of our guests who would otherwise have a shot at turning their lives around are dying a awful death inside or hanging out of a bin".

Police said they believed the woman's death does not appear suspicious and was likely accidental.

At least one charity said it's actively working to retrofit its donation bins to address the problem.

Remarkably, she is the seventh Canadian person to die in similar circumstances in recent times. We all really got along.

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