Dying or being maimed on the job should never happen to anyone. Unfortunately, happen is does. Tomonews presents to you the most horrifying accidents to have befallen unfortunate people while earning a living. The stories are all genuine events pulled straight from news headlines and involve the loss of limbs, eyes and, in some cases, lives.
1. Real home-style Italian pasta just has that special something. On a night at Violi's Restaurant in Messena, New York, that special something was the arm and fingers of a 17-year-old boy.
2. San Diego-based food manufacturer Bumble Bee and two of the company’s managers were charged with violating safety regulations after a worker was cooked to death in a pressure cooker in 2012.
3. A fatal accident occurred at a meat processing plant when 41-year-old cleaner Hugo Avalos Chanon fell into a running meat blender while cleaning it.
4. A 38-year-old track worker at the Canadian Grand Prix was killed after he was accidentally run over by a mobile crane close to the end of the race.
5. A bat boy for a Kansas amateur baseball team died over the weekend after being struck by a player.
6. Cirque du Soleil acrobatic artist Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, tragically fell 50 ft to her death during a performance of KÀ in Las Vegas. Guyard-Guillot slipped from her wire while climbing up the famed vertical stage.
7. Brooke Baures, a member of the Winona State University gymnastics team, was found dead one night. Her body was stuffed inside a dumbwaiter at the WingDam Saloon & Grill in Fountain City, Wisconsin.
8. A Brazilian circus performer died after falling 35 feet onto the stage beneath after a stunt went horribly wrong in front of a live audience in southern Brazil.
9. A landscaper in South Florida was killed when he fell into an industrial wood chipper in a horrifying accident.
10. Michael 'Dewayne' Atkins, of Russellville, a maintenance worker at the Decatur Morgan Hospital, was pronounced dead on the scene after his body was found wedged between the bottom of a freight elevator and the floor.
11. A 24-year cryochamber salon manager froze to death inside one of the store's cryochamber last week in a tragic accident
12. A new employee at the Kanab Zipline, a tourist attraction in southern Utah, died while assisting a rider.
13. A technician was killed by a robot at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany.
14. A Navy SEAL based in Coronado was killed in a parachute training accident near Perris in southern California on Wednesday morning.
15. Two British men and their Russian guide died while on a fishing expedition in Russia's Murmansk region on Sunday morning after being struck by their helicopter's rotor.
16. An Air India service engineer was killed when he was sucked into the engine of an aircraft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
17. At least 18 people are dead, 75 injured and up to 150 believed to be trapped under rubble after a factory collapsed on Wednesday near Lahore, Pakistan, Reuters reported.
18. At least seven people were killed when the roof of a five-story building collapsed on Thursday in Bangladesh.
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