NJ man trapped in clothing collection bin dies

  • Associated Press
  • December 10, 2013 - 9:45 AM

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Authorities say a New Jersey man apparently searching for warm clothes or a place to sleep got trapped in a clothing collection bin and died.

Police found 50-year-old Joseph Hanshaw dangling late Monday from the clothing box outside the Salvation Army Church in Bridgeton.

Police tell The Press of Atlantic City ( ) that Hanshaw was trapped by the hinged door. It took firefighters several minutes to dismantle the door and free Hanshaw.

He was pronounced dead at a medical facility.

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