meat blenderClackamas, OR – Hugo Avalos-Chanon died a horrible death other day after the 41-=year-old cleaning contractor fell into a mechanical blender at a meat-processing plant.

Avalos-Chanon worked for DCS Sanitation Management Inc., which performs daily cleaning of equipment at Interstate Meat Distributors. Shortly before midnight Friday, emergency crews were called to the plant after Avalos-Chanon was found entangled in a mechanical blender that regulates the fat content of ground meat.

Another worker hit the emergency stop button, but it was way too late for Avalos Chanon. The poor guy was pronounced dead at the scene, but his body could not be removed from the machine until it was dismantled the following day.

Dr. Cliff Young, a deputy state medical examiner, said Avalos-Chanon died from “blunt-force injuries and chopping wounds.

Interstate Meat was cited in October after inspectors found machinery in the meat-grounding room were not properly locked down during cleaning, and could result in “unexpected start-up of the machine.”  But OSHA says it’s too early to tell if that’s connected to Avalos-Chanon’s death.…

Shain GandeeCHARLESTON, WV – Shain Gandee, one of the “stars” of MTV’s Buckwild, was found dead with two other men inside Gandee’s vehicle.

Gandee and his uncle were last seen leaving Larry’s Bar in Sissonville about 3 a.m. Sunday. The pair said they were going to do a bit of off-roading in Gandee’s 1984 Ford Bronco. Police were called after they did not return and the family had spent most of the day Sunday looking for them.

Deputies used all-terrain vehicles to access the area the men went off-roading, which is about a mile up a dirt road, and located the vehicle with three dead men inside. It was later confirmed that the men were Gandee and his uncle, 48-year-old David Gandee. The third man has been identified as Robert Myers.

A cause of death for the three men has not been released, but police say they do not suspect foul play.

“It’s a very sad day for this county,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper said. “This is a small place and just about everyone in this community knows everybody.”

For anyone not familiar with the show, here’s the official synopsis:

BUCKWILD is an authentic comedic series following an outrageous group of childhood friends from the rural foothills of West Virginia who love to dodge grown-up responsibilities and always live life with the carefree motto, “whatever happens, happens. 

Brooklyn, NY – On September 28, a 2-week-old boy died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. A subsequent investigation by the medical examiner office led to a determination of the official cause of death to be, “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction.”

This is basically a fancy way of saying that the newborn died after a rabbi with herpes cleaned the baby’s freshly circumcised penis with his mouth. Despite this sounding like a really good idea… it turns out that it is not.

Far from being some new fad, the ritual of oral suction — or in Hebrew, metzitzah b’peh — was first described some 1800 years ago in a section of the Talmud. The procedure is spelled out very clearly – as is the consequence of not doing it correctly.

If a surgeon does not suck, it is dangerous and he is dismissed.

Taken literally, the procedure occurs during the circumcision ritual as the practitioner, or mohel, removes the foreskin of the penis.…

Vinhedo, Brazil — I don’t normally post stories out of Brazil, but like animal attacks, I am morbidly fascinated by amusement park accidents. This probably stems from the film ROLLERCOASTER and my own experience with a Myrtle Beach roller coaster called The Black Witch that claimed the life of a 13-year-old girl.

In this case, a 14-year-old girl plummeted to her death after falling out of a ride at the Hopi Hari theme park in the Brazilian city of Vinhedo.

The teen, identified as Gabriela Yokuri Michelari, was on the ride “La Tour Eiffel” with her family when the incident occurred. The ride is a free-fall type ride in which five people are seated side by side, hoisted up a 224-foot tall tower and then dropped 129 feet. After reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour, the riders are slowed down by electromagnetic brakes.

Witnesses say the instant these brakes were activated to stop the fall, the security catch of the girl’s seat opened, causing the girl to fall forward out of the ride, landing face down on the pavement at the base of the tower 80-90 feet below.…

Chicago, IL — Here’s a sad one to start off the day. A 17-year-old boy with Down syndrome died the other night after he climbed into a high-rise trash chute and plunged 46-stories to his death.

Charles Manley’s parents woke up when an alarm system went off alerting them that he had walked out of their apartment on the 46th floor. When they were unable to find him, they called 911 for help.

Investigators would end up finding Manley on the ground floor in the building’s trash compactor. The teen had opened the door to the trash chute on his floor, climbed in and then fell to his death.

On Tuesday, the medical examiner concluded Manley had died from multiple injuries resulting from the plunge. Investigators are now trying to figure out how Manley was able to into the chute. Residents say the chutes are 4-ft off the floor, about 1 1/2-feet square and do have a door covering the opening.

Manley was well-known in the building, often out talking to the other residents.…

Baily, CO – Catrina Fox, 17, was killed late Friday night after – according to reports – intentionally opening the door of a car driven by her mother and jumping out.  Fox ended up in the path of another car.

“I’ve never seen anything like that. She just got hit at full speed. It was horrific,” witness Dean Krakel later told news media.

A Colorado State police representative said that Fox was riding home to Bailey from Denver at around 1 a.m. when she ‘kicked open the door of her mom’s sedan and leapt onto US 285.’  She was then promptly hit by a 17-year-old boy from Littleton Colorado driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said that the driver of the PT Cruiser and his passengers were uninjured.

Krakel said that Fox’s mother passed out from shock after the accident, and the people who ran over the teen were “wailing” with grief.

It was reported that Fox had recently earned her GED and was planning on heading to California.  …

Geraldton, WA – A 29-year-old woman from Western Australia was killed Saturday morning while sitting in the passenger seat of her partner’s car as he was attempting to pull a friend’s car out of the sand.

The tow attempt was reportedly made by connecting a rope between the front of the car in which the victim was riding and the rear tow ball of the stuck vehicle.

When the unidentified victim’s partner started accelerating the car in reverse, the strain of the rope caused the tow ball to snap from the hitch.  Senior Constable Darryl Peedan said that the tow ball then shot back through the front window of the car and hit the woman in the throat.

“The tow ball appeared to be fairly rusty and that may have caused the tow ball to snap off and go through the vehicle that was trying to get it out,” he said.

The woman’s three children reportedly witnessed the accident.  She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Geraldton Regional Hospital.…

Woodlands Hills, CA — Jani Lane, the 47-year-old ex-lead singer for the hair band Warrant, was found dead in a California Comfort Inn hotel room on Thursday night, while somewhere in England, Keith Richards slept like a baby.

A cause of death has not been released at this time, but the man has a history of alcohol issues. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI in 2009 after crashing into a parked car and he spent 120 days in jail for a similar incident in 2010.

I could not tell you how many times I wished for this man’s death when his grinning mug was prancing around MTV in his white leather. I also could not describe to you how ecstatic I was the day grunge had kicked the hair bands’ sorry asses off of television and radio.

It’s been over 20 years and I still think Warrant blows bloated corpse cock, representing pretty much everything I hated about that genre of music. While I’d still rather receive a blow job from a weed-eater than have to listen to a compilation of hair bands’ greatest hits, I quit wishing for their actual deaths a long time ago.…

SOUTH BERWICK, ME — It’s been almost two days and police have yet to identify the body of a boy found dead along a gravel road in South Berwick on Saturday.

What makes this even more disturbing is the fact that as of today, no one has reported anyone missing that matched the boy’s description.

Police released one of those helpful, yet creepy computer-generated photos of the boy shown to be around 4 or 5 with short, wavy dark blonde hair and blue eyes. He was 3 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 45 pounds wearing a gray colored camouflage hooded sweatshirt, tan colored khaki pants, and “Lightning McQueen” black sneakers.

Police are also looking for a navy blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. It has an extended cab and a full cap over the bed with a white license plate. Anyone with information on the boy’s identity or the pickup truck is asked to call Maine State Police in Gray, Maine, at (207) 657-3030.


WARREN, MI — Been a slow news day at the moment, Jaded and crew having grabbed the better stories this morning.  But there are a couple floating around, starting with a 17-year-old who died after being shot by the owner of the home he broke into.

Police say that on Monday morning, the teen had broken into a home owned by two brothers who run a side business that has them keeping large televisions in the house. The commotion woke up one of the brothers, a man in his early 30s, leading to the amn and the teen coming face to face with each other.

The teen was armed with a butcher’s knife, the man armed with a shotgun he used to shoot the teen in the leg. The teen jumped out a window and tried to run, but collapsed and died from blood loss.

The homeowner was taken to the hospital suffering from a mild panic attack. He is cooperating with police, who have remarked this looks like a case of justifiable homicide, but he refused to make any statements without a lawyer.…

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — A 48-year-old woman was mauled to death by four pit bulls while she took a walk on Sunday.

Witnesses say that Margaret Salcedo tried using her cell phone as the dogs began attacking her, but one of the pits grabbed her arm and she dropped it. For the next three minutes, the four dogs bit her all over her body. A man in a car tried to help Salcedo, but remained in his vehicle when the dogs attacked him as well.

When police arrived, they had to shoot and kill one of the dogs when it charged at him, but the other three ran off. They were later rounded up and taken to the animal shelter. Salcedo was conscious at the scene, but her injuries were too severe and she would later die at the hospital.

The four dogs belonged to John and Maria Hardiman, and reportedly escaped from the home’s fenced-in backyard. The DA will decide if charges will be filed against the dog’s owners.…

Fort Worth, TX — Police allege that a sex offender tried to evade rape charges by killing a homeless man he thought looked like him in an attempt to fool police into thinking he was dead.

Michael A. Gilbert, 42, was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl in 1987. Since then he has been in and out of jail for several parole violations and the subject of a couple sexual assault charges. In an attempt to get out of charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl, he decided to fake his own death. Police say he shot a man he thought resembled him then stuffed his dead body in the trunk of his car before setting it on fire.

The part of Gilbert’s plan that was to  link him to the burning car worked great. The part where police were to be tricked into thinking he was the dead man in the trunk was thwarted by a simple dental records comparison. Gilbert would end up in a standoff with police when they came to arrest him at his apartment on Tuesday.…

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