Ohio woman falls into recycling bin, dies inside

August 10, 2011 4:21:42 AM PDT
Authorities in Ohio say a woman who died after falling face first into a recycling bin had gotten stuck in a spot where she couldn't breathe.

The woman's husband says he came home from work and found her legs sticking out of the container that sits alongside their porch.

He tells The Blade newspaper of Toledo (http://bit.ly/oucrqD ) that he first thought it was a dummy. He says he shook her legs and knew she was gone.

A coroner in Toledo says that 62-year-old Sheila Decoster died Friday from positional asphyxia.

A city official says it looks like she was standing on her porch when she leaned over and fell into the 64-gallon container.

Her husband says Decoster had several medical issues that could explain why she fell inside.

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