Woman dies after being pinned in clothing donation box

Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin

Woman dies after getting trapped inside Toronto clothing donation bin

According to Toronto police, a 35-year-old woman was found stuck inside a downtown clothing donation bin early Tuesday morning.

Paramedics performed CPR after the woman was discovered unconscious but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities had to cut part of the bin in order to get the woman out, Global News reported. The woman's identity and age were not immediately available, and it wasn't clear why she tried to enter the bin.

The City of Burnaby is asking all not-for- profit companies in the city to remove their clothing donation bins after several fatalities, including one in West Vancouver just over a week ago.

The circumstances that led to her being inside the donation box are unknown at this time.

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The municipality of West Vancouver has already sealed a number of bins as they look for safer alternatives to the containers.

The death was ruled not suspicious and is not being investigated as a crime, the spokesperson said, declining to release details on how the woman ended up inside the bin.

Donation boxes have been closed in British Columbia.

The city has also asked that additional safety signs be posted, cautioning people when they put clothing into the bins.

"If people try to climb in our staff will stop them". Police say she appears to have died after a medical episode, so the exact cause of death is not yet known.

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