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Death causes rethink on advice at banks

A textile recycling company is to install a clear explanation of how to correctly recycle textiles following the death of a woman at a textile bank.

Although the bank was not manufactured by Britannia Plant Engineering, which is owned by the LMB Group, the company has decided to make its own textile banks even safer.

Recovering drug addict Natasha Davis, 28, was crushed when a device intended to stop thieves forced the lower flap in the bank to shoot up and squashed her chest as she reached into the bin. She died of asphyxiation.

A statement from the LMB Group said: "This tragic loss should reinforce the importance of responsible bank manufacturing and refurbishment.

"In light of this horrific event, LMB would like to reassure local authorities that it will be installing clear visuals advising the public of the correct procedure when donating textiles and shoes. Our thoughts are with Natasha's family."

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