Investigators say Carmen “Jackie” Lindhardt was using an industrial-sized bakery mixing machine inside the store when she was “caught up in the machinery, the augers,” said Sandy Police Sgt. Dean Carriger.
“It was possibly some loose clothing, or she might have reached into the machine for an unknown reason and gotten caught,” said Carriger. “We’re trying to determine the exact cause at this point.”
Regardless of how she was pulled into the machine, a co-worker heard her screams and immediately shut off the mixer. Unfortunately, it was too late for Lindhardt and the mother of one was pronounced dead at the scene.
We have reported on a slew of horrific ways people have died while doing their job, including getting pulled into a wood chipper; suffocating inside a cryochamber; cooked inside an industrial tuna steamer; drowning in cow shit, pinto beans or chocolate; being chewed up inside meat grinders; getting stuck inside industrial dryers; flattened by paper rolling machines; and dying from exploding beer kegs.…
Debruhl was playing on the monkey bars during recess at Newton County Theme School when she slipped and her body became wedged between the bars.
Although there were other children playing nearby, along with teachers monitoring the playground, Debruhl was left with her feet dangling until she slowly asphyxiated herself.
When she was found, school officials and responding officers performed CPR on Debruhl, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Her death was ruled accidental on Wednesday, but the investigation is ongoing. Police say they don’t anticipate any criminal charges to be filed, but that decision will be up to the district attorney.
The Newton County School District released the following statement on Wednesday:
“We are struggling to comprehend the heartbreaking accident that occurred Monday afternoon and are grieving over the loss of such a beautiful little girl.…
Last Thursday morning, police were called to the home of 16-year-old Logan Stephenson after his family found him dead in his bed.
At around the same time, police were called to the home of Logan’s best friend, J.D. Byram, after the teen started having seizures. Byram was taken to the hospital where he would die Monday night.
The following day, the Greenbrier police chief said they had received information that the two boys were with a group of teenagers that had been drinking Mountain Dew mixed with racing fuel.
“We have certainly seen methanol infections, but nothing like this. I mean, this was a product that was almost 100 percent methanol, which is quite unusual,” said Dr. Donna Seger, the Director of the Tennessee Poison Center.
She added that drinking racing fuel can make someone feel drunk, along with blurred vision, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also cause seizures, permanent blindness, coma and, as these two boys found out, death.…
According to reports, 58-year-old Clifford Jones was driving a 1996 Toyota on the Lodge ramp to Interstate 75 early Sunday morning while watching porn on his cellphone.
Since he did not have both hands on the steering wheel, Jones lost control of the car, causing him to crash and roll the vehicle. Jones was killed instantly after he was partially ejected through his sunroof.
Police believe his ejection was partially due to the fact that aside from not wearing any pants, Jones was also not wearing his seat belt.
Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police stated that while this is one of the strangest incidents he has investigated in his career, distracted driving has become more and more common.
“We see people putting on makeup, we see people doing different things as far as hygiene, as far as reading books, it’s almost to the fact there’s so much technology out there a lot of people are more paying attention to what they’re doing other than driving their car,” said Lt.…
Last Wednesday afternoon, 86-year-old Roy Riffe was in his motorized wheelchair headed to a building located next to his home. On the way there, Roy ran off a concrete walkway and toppled out of his wheelchair.
Roy yelled for his wife, 74-year-old Maria Riffe, who came out of the house to help her husband. Maria, who relies on a walker, ended up falling before she reached her husband.
Now here’s the horrific part: Neither of them were able to help the other and the two remained on the ground, 20 yards apart, until 10:30 the next morning.
Roy Riffe was still alive when he was found, possibly because he was wearing a jacket and fleece pants. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Unfortunately, Maria did not make it. The poor lady was only wearing a housecoat when she fell and froze to death in front of her helpless husband.…
MILWAUKEE, WI – Officials say that 21-year-old Elizabeth Luebke stormed out of a party over the weekend and was found froze to death in front of a home nearby.
According to reports, Luebke had attended a concert Saturday night before showing up at a house party.
According to witnesses, she was very drunk when she got into an argument with her friend and stormed out of the house.
The temperature outside was around -5.8 degrees with a wind chill of -27.5 degrees, and Luebke was wearing nothing but stockings, shorts and a tank-top.
When Luebke didn’t return to the home, someone called her mom, who drove to Milwaukee to look for her daughter.
At around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, a passerby found Luebke’s frozen body in the front yard of a home around the corner from the party she had left.
Police say that a surveillance camera in the neighborhood captured Luebke collapse to the ground just before 4:30 a.m. at the address her body was located.
Luebke’s mother told investigators her daughter was hospitalized last October with a blood alcohol content of 0.40 after she was found unresponsive at a bar.…
I’ll get to the lawsuit details, but first here’s how the face of an 81-year-old man from Alaska ended up on the floor of a Montana car wash.
Back in 2013, Elgie Bedford was on his way to Texas from Alaska to visit his children and grandchildren. In the early morning hours, Bedford’s car went off the road near Big Timber, Montana.
Bedford got out of his vehicle and started walking down Interstate 90, presumably to get help. Unfortunately, the old man was struck by a CRST Expedited semi-truck being driven by 45-year-old David Welk.
Welk turned around to check the spot of impact but didn’t tell his coworkers he saw Bedford’s body in the road, only that he saw clothing and a duffle bag. After leaving the scene, Bedford’s body was struck by multiple vehicles before police found him at around 7:30 a.m.
One of those drivers was 31-year-old Wryan Young, who was with her father when she ran over Bedford’s body.…
Campbell was closing up her coffee stand, Saints and Sinners, when a broke out in the coffee kiosk.
The exact reason for the explosion is still under investigation, but investigators believe a propane tank and a portable heater were involved.
The resulting flames engulfed the stand and a car parked beside it, trapping Campbell inside. She managed to get out of the flames and walk to the arriving ambulance, but not before suffering extensive burns to 80 percent of her body.
After being rushed to the hospital, Campbell was placed in a medically-induced coma. According to her friends, things were looking optimistic.
“There was hope,” said Ben Scott. “The nurses were optimistic. Her boyfriend said she looked better than she had since the accident happened. We were all making plans,” he said.
That was until Monday afternoon when her condition took a turn for the worse and she died from her injuries. …
Investigators say a man watched his son, Georta Mack, walk to the bus stop Tuesday morning, but was unaware that his son had returned home shortly after.
The teen had decided to skip school and hide in the basement until his father left for work – a tactic I am sure many of us used back in the day.
Unfortunately for everyone involved with this incident, the man heard the teen in the basement, but thought it was an intruder. Armed with a handgun, the man went into the basement to investigate.
Police say the teen startled his father, resulting in the man firing off a shot that hit his son in the neck. The boy was rushed to the hospital in “extreme critical condition” but would die shortly after.
Captain Terri Theetge said after interviewing the father, his department feels the death was the result of a tragic accident but they would be reviewing the investigation with the Hamilton Prosecutor’s Office.…
It happened late Tuesday night when the 45-year-old woman was awakened by sounds of someone in her house. She told police that when she heard footsteps quickly approaching, she fired one shot.
Turns out she was decent at shooting blindly, as she hit her target. Unfortunately, the intruder was her 27-year-old daughter who was visiting from North Carolina. She was rushed to the hospital where she would later die.
No charges have been filed at this time as detectives say the mother’s story matches the evidence they’ve found.
“The homeowner’s story is consistent with the physical evidence and the witness’ statement,” police said in a news release. “At this time, the incident appears to be an accidental shooting; however, the investigation is ongoing.”
Police initially withheld the identities of the woman and her daughter as the mother is a 911 dispatcher and her husband is a St. Cloud police corporal with past work as an undercover narcotics officer.…
A family from Florida was on the Carnival Ecstasy over Christmas and have some video showing blood pouring down the door of one of the ship’s elevators – blood that likely came from a crew member who was crushed to death.
The family said on the last night of their trip they were headed to dinner when they captured video of blood pouring out the top of a malfunctioning elevator.
“To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet, and not stopping… it was a real life scene of The Shining,” Matt Davis said.
While I understand the reference, there isn’t that much blood – but holy shit, as you can see in the following video, there is way too much to bode well for whoever it came out of.
Davis also said that a man inside the elevator had to run through the blood to get out.…
A neighbor called police after they heard an explosion and looked out to see a roadside condom machine smoldering outside. Police came out and found the destroyed machine with its contents scattered on the street in front of it.
At around the same time, two men brought their 29-year-old friend to the hospital. He was unconscious and suffering from a head injury that they told hospital staff was the result of falling down some stairs.
The man would die from his injuries and his two friends, ages 27 and 29, would admit to police what really happened when the hospital staff called into question their explanation for their friend’s injuries.
They said they had used a homemade explosive to blow up the roadside condom machine in order to get the money inside. After lighting the fuse, their friend was unable to get the passenger door of the car shut before the device exploded and a chunk of metal struck him in the face.…
At around 4:50 p.m. Friday, Burwell was walking near the 900 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard where, according to his mother, he was out taking pictures of the sunset.
According to San Diego Lifeguard Bill Bender, witnesses stated seeing him looking down at an electronic device when he walked right over the edge of the cliff.
“He wasn’t watching where he was walking, he was looking down at the device in his hands,” said Bender.
Three Good Samaritans made their way down to where Burwell had landed 60 feet below, and immediately administered CPR. One witness said they ran to assist after hearing someone yelling “Help, please God, save me.”
Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do to save Burwell and he was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medics. His mother, Sharyle Burwell, posted on Facebook that he died while taking pictures and that he leaves a son behind.…
HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX – Jay Hunsucker died while getting Christmas decorations from his attic after the 44-year-old took a wrong step and fell 22 feet onto the floor below.
The incident happened on Friday while Hunsucker was home with his wife and a teenage daughter. He was in the attic getting Christmas decorations when he somehow fell through the ceiling.
Hunsucker landed on the tile floor of his foyer and would die in the ambulance on the way to a helicopter that had landed just a few miles away.
“The county examiner’s office [said] basically the cause of death was massive internal injuries,” said neighbor, Hudson Floyd, who added that the attic has walkways and plywood for storage. “I think he just lost his balance, he tripped and he fell.”
His friends and family said Christmas was one of Hunsucker’s favorite times of the year and that the Christmas lights had already been out since before Thanksgiving.
I can only think of a few deaths worse than dying while covered in anything related to a holiday as horrid as Christmas.…
LAKE LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives believe a woman in her 70s died after falling into a fire pit.
The unidentified woman’s burned body was discovered by her roommate around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of the woman’s death, so there’s a glimmer of hope that she died before falling into the flames.
But none of them come close to being as horrific as the poor bastard we reported on five years ago. That’s when a 45-year-old man was with family preparing for a New Year’s block party and had dug a 3-foot deep fire pit to roast a pig.
The man somehow fell face-first into the fire pit and became wedged. When his family where unable to pull him out, they steamed his ass by using a garden hose to try and extinguish the flames.…
It was the teen’s first day working with Crawford Tree Service and he was helping was cut down trees in a yard.
Reports say he may have been trying to kick a tree limb into the wood chipper when he somehow got pulled into the machine.
“The limb must have grabbed a piece of his clothing and took him into the chipper,” said business owner Jon Crawford.
When first responders arrived at the scene, Cox was found dead inside the wood chipper. The teen’s mother said she isn’t angry with Crawford, but questions if her son was being supervised since he had little experience in tree removal.
“It was his first day on this job,” Debra Sisk said.
Crawford said Cox wasn’t performing any tasks too difficult for a beginner and was working side by side with two experienced employees.…
Charles Mackenzie, 67, and his wife, Dorothy Mackenzie, 63, were in Mexico to attend their daughter’s wedding. Tragedy struck two nights before their daughter was to get married, as the couple were having some sexy time in their hotel room hot tub.
According to reports, Charles had a heart attack while on top of Dorothy and the poor woman was unable to get out from under him. She would die of asphyxia by submersion.
At around 10:30 the following morning, their would find her dead parents in the hot tub still in “a sexual embrace.” No word on if the daughter went through with the wedding.
“I know that they’re more concerned about the remains and cremation and things like that. I don’t really know about the wedding,” said Douglas Hastings, Charles Mackenzie’s brother-in-law.…
The gruesome discovery was made after Rejuvenice employees came to work the other morning and found Ake dead inside one of the company’s cryotherapy chambers.
According to the Rejuvenice website, these “cryosaunas” or “cryochambers” are an alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs that decreases cell growth and increases cellular survival by subjecting the occupant with dry air that dips below -240 degrees Fahrenheit.
This treatment is only supposed to last two to four minutes, but Ake was in the chamber for at least 10 hours. Surveillance cameras show that after Ake closed up shop, she walked to the back where the cryochambers are located. There are no cameras in that area, so investigators can only assume Ake got into one of them by herself and that the machine did not turn off.
Investigators say it’s likely Ake suffocated within seconds, and say her death was due to “operator error.” Her family disputes this claim, stating Ake was an aesthetician and chamber operator who “knew exactly what she was doing.” They say investigators at the coroner’s office told them they were looking into the gases Ake inhaled before her death, as well as the chamber’s mechanics and whether she could keep her head above the chamber to breathe.…