(14 April 2008, Texas) A contract worker was hired to install reinforcement bars on a communications tower near Camp Bullis. He was wielding power tools high above the ground, when two other workers saw him lean back and fall 225 feet to his death. Turns out, the man had loosened the bolts on the bar to which he was attached.
Police are calling it a tragic accident.
(26 February 2008, France) A 71-year-old pensioner met a shocking end when his sneaky attempt to illuminate his garden shed with power siphoned from the National Grid backfired spectacularly.
In his attempt to light his shed for the dark winter months, the gentleman illegally opened a major junction box at the front of his house, intending to hard-wire a power cable to his garden shed. Unfortunately, the poor chap attempted to do this rewiring during a major downpour.
The fatal result was all too predictable. He was deep fried immediately, and declared dead at the scene.
Lessons to learn:
1 - Don't hardwire your shed to a local power substation
2 - Don't hardwire your shed to a substation... in the rain!
(6 August 2008, Hong Kong) It's raining. You're lonely. Why not?
That was how 41-year-old Xian found himself face down on a bench, and calling for help in the middle of the night. The lonely man had noticed that the steel sit-up benches in LanTian Park had numerous ventilation holes, and thought it might be possible to use the enticing orifices for sexual gratification.
Once Xian became aroused, he found that he was stuck and could not remove his member from the hole in the bench. Quite understandably, he panicked. Police received a disturbing call from a man in trouble, and arrived to find poor Xian trapped face down on the bench.
Doctors were summoned to the scene. They tried to relieve the pressure by draining blood from the organ, but it was too swollen to budge. Emergency workers had to cut the entire bench free and take it, with Xian attached, to the hospital.
Four painful hours later, doctors finally separated Xian from his bench. If he had been stuck for even an hour longer, the lack of blood flow would have caused sufficient damage that doctors would have been forced to remove his phallus.
This is one bad date that Xian will never forget.