Woman Dies After Getting Caught in Clothing 'Death Trap'

She's at least the 8th fatality in Canada in 4 years to become trapped in donation bin
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2019 11:45 AM CST
Another Person Dies Caught in Clothing Donation Bin
Stock photo of clothing donation bins, these in Sweden.   (Getty/Reimphoto)

A woman in Toronto died after she became stuck in a clothing donations bin, reports NBC News. Police don't suspect foul play. The unidentified woman, found early Tuesday morning, apparently reached in too far, either to put in or pull out clothes, and could not get back out. Her death follows a similar fatality last month in West Vancouver involving a 34-year-old man. In fact, at least eight people in Canada have now died in this fashion since 2015, prompting calls for a review of the bins' safety, reports the Globe and Mail. One critic in this previous CBC story called them "death traps." (This happened in the US in 2017, too.)

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