RangeView Fabricating Stops Making Donation Bins After Deaths Of 2 Canadians


Police officials were called to the scene at 730 Dovercourt Rd. around 1:30am when they witnessed a woman's body partially lodged in a bin.

"I think if we look at these broad questions, focusing now first and foremost on safety, but then looking at the whole question of whether this system still works and whether these boxes are properly located, will give us a thorough examination of this", Tory told reporters at a Tuesday morning press conference.

She had become trapped in a charity clothing donation box situated behind a building.

Paramedics say the victim, approximately in her mid-30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The safety of the boxes, which are created to make it hard for people to access the inside.

He expects the review won't take long, but did not indicate a specific timeline for completion and recommendations to be acted upon.

The bins are created to close after donations are placed inside, so as to protect against theft. "We are in direct communication with police on this matter".

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The death has prompted Toronto Mayor John Tory to initiate a review into the common practice of clothing donation bins, investigating the design of the contraptions and the now-obvious safety concerns, questioning whether they're the most effective method of collecting donated clothes off the street, and reviewing their positioning in and around the city, particularly with regards to their proximity to shelters and crisis accomodation.

Taheri said they also need to take into account the colossal expense of physically transporting them, storing them, and later returning them to their original locations.

Vancouver Fire Rescue's Jonathan Gormick explains how the bin's design can be inescapable. "Shut them all down and get a designer and redesign these things". All bins in West Vancouver were removed following the December incident.

On Monday, the City of Burnaby announced it had sent letters to organizations with donation bins asking them to remove the bins from private property.

If it's not feasible for an organization to remove their bins within the time frame, Townsend says they're asked to put locks on the containers.

Five of those incidents occurred in British Columbia with the latest death just over a week ago in West Vancouver. "Obviously, there's a goal for them in society", he said.