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Boy Dies After 'the Most
Exciting Moment of His Life'
Feb 1, 2023 4:00 AM CST
Boy Dies After 'the Most Exciting Moment of His Life'
He suffered cardiac arrest during his first bull riding event
- A 14-year-old boy is dead after riding a bull for the first time at a North Carolina rodeo. The family of Denim Bradshaw says he got in the ring at the Rafter K. Rodeo Winter Series at American Legion Post 290 in the city of King on Saturday night, and...
Worker Sucked Into Jet Engine
Told Not to Go Near It Twice
Jan 25, 2023 9:40 AM CST
Worker Sucked Into Jet Engine Told Not to Go Near It Twice
The NTSB releases a preliminary report on the Dec. 31 accident
- The American Airlines ground crew worker who died at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama when she was "ingested into the engine" of a parked plane had received multiple warnings about getting too close to running engines, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on the Dec....
With One Misstep,
Dog Shoots, Kills Hunter
Jan 24, 2023 2:19 PM CST
With One Misstep, Dog Shoots, Kills Hunter
Loaded gun went off in a pickup truck in Kansas, authorities say
- A dog fatally shot a member of its hunting party over the weekend. Yes, you read that correctly. The dog stepped on a loaded rifle in the backseat of a pickup truck Saturday morning in Kansas' Sumner County, the sheriff's office said, per KAKE . The gun went off, with...
Ski Patroller Killed
in Fall From Lift
Jan 5, 2023 8:17 AM CST
Ski Patroller Killed in Fall From Lift
Christian Helger of Utah's Park City Mountain Resort died after tree fell on chairlift cable
- A 29-year-old ski patroller died Monday when he was knocked from a chairlift at Utah's Park City Mountain Resort. Ten others were safely rescued from the chairlift, which began to rock significantly when a large pine tree fell onto a lift cable around 10:45am, according to the Summit...
Star Stunt-Driver Dies
in Snowmobile Crash
Jan 3, 2023 8:16 AM CST
Star Stunt-Driver Dies in Snowmobile Crash
Rally champ Ken Block killed at the age of 55 in Wasatch County, Utah
- Ken Block, a motor sports champ and sportswear company co-founder who became an internet sensation for his nail-biting stunts , has died in a snowmobiling accident in Utah, per his Hoonigan Racing team. He was 55. The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office says Block was riding on a steep slope around...
Chilly Outdoor Getaway
Proves Fatal for 3 Parents
Dec 29, 2022 9:25 AM CST
Chilly Outdoor Getaway Proves Fatal for 3 Parents
The 3 fell through the ice while on a frozen lake in Arizona
- Three families living in a Phoenix suburb drove north the day after Christmas to spend time outdoors; it proved fatal for three of the parents. CBS News reports that while in Forest Lakes, Arizona, three of the parents—a married couple and a dad—decided to venture onto the frozen...
They Came In With Paddles to
Save Him. A Fireball Erupted
Nov 29, 2022 10:30 AM CST
They Came In With Paddles to Save Him. A Fireball Erupted
Family says dad died after fireball caused by defibrillator in Nashville hospital
- A Tennessee woman says her husband died on Thanksgiving after catching fire in a Nashville hospital, and now his family is speaking out to prevent something like this from happening again. Kathy Stark tells WKRN that earlier this month she had her spouse of 35 years, Bobby Ray, brought to...
Caterpillar to Blame for
Worker's Fall Into Molten Iron
Nov 16, 2022 9:50 AM CST
Caterpillar to Blame for Worker's Fall Into Molten Iron
OSHA proposes $145K fine over Steve Dierkes' death in June
- A worker had been on the job a little over a week when he fell into a pot of molten iron that ABC News reports was "twice as hot as lava." Steve Dierkes, a melting specialist at a Caterpillar foundry in Mapleton, Illinois, was "immediately incinerated" by...
Man Dancing on 18-Wheeler
Killed After Hitting Bridge
Nov 15, 2022 4:21 PM CST
Man Dancing on 18-Wheeler Killed After Hitting Bridge
Police say driver was unaware man was up there
- Last Thursday morning, a man in Houston decided to dance atop a moving 18-wheeler on the Eastex Freeway. Per ABC13 , the man was knocked off the truck as it passed under the Tuam Street bridge. Paramedics responded quickly and rushed him to the Memorial Hermann Hospital, but he was later...
Man Dies in
in NYC Subway
Oct 25, 2022 2:53 PM CDT
Man Dies in Freak Accident in NYC Subway
He was reportedly running for the train, didn't make it
- The latest tragedy to occur in the New York City subway wasn't a crime but rather a horrible accident. The
New York Daily News
reports it involves a 20-year-old man who was on the Upper West Side trying to board a southbound train at the 59th Street Columbus Circle...
Georgia Student Killed by
Plane Propeller After Date
Oct 19, 2022 11:56 AM CDT
Georgia Student Killed by Plane Propeller After Date
Accident happened Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
- A college student died after being struck by the propeller of a small plane as he disembarked at an airport in southeast Georgia, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport, FAA spokesman Steve Kulm said....
Baggage Handler Killed in
Freak Accident at NOLA Airport
Sep 1, 2022 12:05 PM CDT
Baggage Handler Killed in Freak Accident at NOLA Airport
Jermani Thompson was unloading baggage from a flight that had landed
- A 26-year-old employee at the New Orleans airport was killed in a freak accident on Tuesday night. Jermani Thompson was working on the tarmac where planes are parked and was in the process of offloading luggage from a Frontier flight that had landed when her hair became caught in the...
Mom Charged After
2-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Dad
Jun 7, 2022 8:27 AM CDT
Mom Charged After 2-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Dad
Florida couple kept their gun unsecured in a home with 3 children, police say
- A Florida woman is facing a manslaughter charge after her 2-year-old son fatally shot his father in the back. Marie Ayala, 28, of Orlando said she heard a "loud pop" on May 26 before finding 26-year-old father of three Reggie Mabry bleeding on the floor of their home, per...
Electrocution Kills 2 Making
Art That's a TikTok Trend
Apr 24, 2022 1:50 PM CDT
Electrocution Kills 2 Making Art That's a TikTok Trend
Experts caution woodburning process isn't safe at home
- The deaths of two people in Wisconsin are being blamed on electrocution caused by a woodburning technique that's popular on TikTok but banned by a trade group. The bodies of Tanya Rodriguez, 44, and James Carolfi, 52, were found after a house fire, but the Marathon County Sheriff's...
'I Can Ride,' Teen Exclaimed
Moments Before Death
Mar 30, 2022 11:27 AM CDT
'I Can Ride,' Teen Exclaimed Moments Before Death
Cousin Shay Johnson recalls her last conversation with Tyre Sampson
- Tyre Sampson was turned away from rides during his visit to Orlando's ICON Park, just not the one that killed him. That's according to his cousin, Shay Johnson, who dropped off the 14-year-old at the amusement park on Thursday. She tells Spectrum News 13 that he wanted to...
Boy Killed in
Fall From Ride
Mar 29, 2022 11:30 AM CDT
Boy Killed in Fall From Ride Exceeded Weight Limit
Manual for Orlando ride gives max weight as 287 pounds; Tyre Sampson reportedly weighed 340
- The 14-year-old boy who died after a fall from a 430-foot drop tower ride at Orlando's ICON Park "fell right out of the seat" as the plunging 30-seat circular vehicle started braking, according to a 911 call. "The thing went down the drop, and like when it...
Getting on Ride,
His Father Says
Mar 27, 2022 2:20 PM CDT
14-Year-Old Was Worried After Getting on Ride, His Father Says
After fatal fall, 911 caller said teenager wasn't secured by a seat belt
- Tyre Sampson knew something was wrong before he reached the top of the 430-foot amusement park ride from which he fell to his death, his father said. "He was panicking when he was going up,” Yarnell Sampson said, per WOFL . "He was explaining to his friend next...
Teen Dies in Fall From
World's Tallest Drop Tower
Mar 25, 2022 9:06 AM CDT
Teen Dies in Fall From World's Tallest Drop Tower
'Everyone was just panicking and screaming,' Orlando witness says
- A 14-year-old boy has died after a horrifying fall from a ride that was billed as "the world's tallest free-standing drop tower" when it opened in Orlando in December. Witnesses say they saw the teen fall from the 430-foot Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park Thursday night, Fox...
Billionaire Banker's Son
Killed by Boat Propeller
Mar 14, 2022 2:05 PM CDT
Billionaire Banker's Son Killed by Boat Propeller
Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez dove from vessel to rescue fiancee from water
- The son of a Spanish-Venezuelan banking billionaire was killed in a tragic accident at a fishing tournament in the Florida Keys Saturday. According to an accident report from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, when Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez's fiancee fell from the stern of a 60-foot vessel, the...
Man Killed Using
End of Work Shift
Mar 9, 2022 10:24 AM CST
Man Killed Using Port-a-Potty at End of Work Shift
The spotter for heavy-equipment operators in Polk County, Fla., was crushed by a bulldozer
- A Florida landfill worker walked into a port-a-potty at the end of his workday Friday and never walked out. A colleague who was parking a bulldozer accidentally ran over the port-a-potty, crushing the man inside, according to authorities, who responded to the Polk County North Central Landfill after 5pm. Aaron...
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