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Donation bin deaths: How to prevent more tragedies

Donation bin deaths: How to prevent more tragedies”

Twenty-four donation bins will be removed from the city of Richmond following the death of a man who got stuck in a bin in West Vancouver followed by a similar death in Toronto this morning.

Sidhu said fire services cut through the box in order to extract her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

At an emergency meeting held last Thursday, Inclusion BC and its member agencies chose to remove 146 bins that are located in Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, the Interior and on Vancouver Island.

The incident led to Inclusion BC deciding to remove its 146 bins placed in Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, the Interior, and Vancouver Island.

The boxes have been called "death traps" after seven Canadians died after getting trapped in the bins since 2015, the Canadian Press reports.

With files from the Canadian Press.

"We'll keep them off of public property until such time as safety modifications can be made to ensure that we don't have the type of situations that have happened elsewhere".

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.

It's taking a two-step approach after a man died in West Vancouver over the holidays.

Chu said there are no enforcement plans to make the organizations comply with the city's request, but he doesn't anticipate any problems. Both suggested she was likely trying to find some warm clothing at the time she was trapped.

In terms of a long-term solution, Taheri has turned to his students for assistance.

The rotating top can only be moved in one direction because it uses a ratchet system so potential thieves would not be able to see earlier donations or the contents inside the bin.

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



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