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Breaking: Woman Found Dead in Medicine Hat Charity Donation Bin

May 27, 2019

Medicine Hat Police say the death of the 39-year-old woman was accidental. Officers and emergency medical personnel found the woman trapped in the opening of the bin early this morning, but she was declared dead at the scene. The Alberta coroner’s office is investigating to determine exactly why she died.

According to the Canadian Press, calls to remove or fix clothing donation bins intensified in January when a woman was found dead in a container in Toronto just a week after a man died after becoming trapped inside a clothing box in West Vancouver.

Toronto-area company RangeView Fabricating said at the time it would no longer construct the metal containers until it could come up with a safer design.