In 1865, 26-year-old Robert Dewhurst was killed after falling into a boiler, instead of the cooler he was transferring beer into, at the Prince Arthur public-house in Lancashire, England. pic.twitter.com/Z7d55UFzFw
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On January 25, 1979, 25 year-old Ford Motor assembly line worker Robert Williams became the first human (but undoubtedly not the last) killed by a robot when he was struck and killed by a robotic arm. pic.twitter.com/fqutVo5iPE
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In 2013, a Brazilian man was killed by a 3000 lb cow that fell through his roof while he was lying in bed.
"I didn't bring my son up to be killed by a falling cow,"his mother told SuperCanal. pic.twitter.com/GbL9wT2G1R
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A retired electrician was minding his own business, urinating on the train tracks when he was killed by a flying cow in Alwar, India. According to witnesses, the cow was struck by a Vande Bharat train that launched it 30 meters before landing on Shivdayal Sharma. pic.twitter.com/YY34vufjQE
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On July 9, 1993, 39 year old Garry Hoy, senior partner at the law firm of Holden Day Wilson, sought to demonstrate the tensile strength of the firm's windows by bodychecking one. The glass held, but the frame gave way and Hoy fell 24 floors to the courtyard below. pic.twitter.com/8MH5w5P5DD
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In 2007, the Deputy mayor of Delhi died after falling off a first-floor terrace while trying to fight off a pack of belligerent wild monkeys. pic.twitter.com/Vv0q90KZ7T
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On March 20, 1980, while inspecting her city's sewage treatment plant, the mayor of Betterton, Maryland took a tumble into a waste tank and drowned in human excrement. pic.twitter.com/wn80Lr7BKm
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A year after buying the Segway company, British businessman James Heselden died after driving his segway off a cliff. Apparently, he was not the first to do so. pic.twitter.com/smaZymYh1T
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In 1921, congressman Michael F. Farley died after nicking himself while shaving. As it turns out, his shaving brush was infected with anthrax, a not uncommon occurrence at the time given that 11 other New Yorkers were killed by infected toothbrushes and the like. pic.twitter.com/ASe3ikGoAK
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Chef Peng Fan died in the kitchen after being bitten by the severed head of the Indochinese spitting cobra he was discarding after preparing a special soup for diners at a restaurant in Gaundong province in china. pic.twitter.com/4Yj1gV72SW
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3 thoughts on “May 22, 2023: Unusual Deaths!”
Having been around wild monkeys while in Kathmandu back in 2005, I can confirm they are nasty and aggressive and don’t take kindly to things like being looked at. (We were warned not to make eye contact.) The same advice applies to dealing with their human relatives, I suppose. How exactly one falls to their death from the first floor is a more intriguing question.
Also, there seems to be more deaths from falling cows than I would have expected.
I would rather run a Segway off a cliff than drown in a sewage tank anyday!
A severed head?