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TV Director Dies in Freak Hedge Trimmer Accident

John Clabburn cut his hand severely

(Newser) - "One minute we were admiring how straight the hedge was looking and ... the next John was in an ambulance," says the widow of Australian TV director John Clabburn, who died Tuesday after a freak hedge trimmer accident. The 52-year-old was working in his garden when he accidentally cut...

Girl, 3, Dies After Falling in Campground Septic Tank

Police in NJ say they don't suspect foul play

(Newser) - Police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler at a campground in southern New Jersey Saturday night. Police say a 3-year-old girl died after falling into a septic tank at a campground, reports. Officers called to the campground around 9:30pm found the unresponsive girl, who had...

Combination of Drugs Killed Bobby Brown Jr.: Autopsy

Report calls death last fall accidental

(Newser) - The death of Bobby Brown Jr. was accidental, an autopsy report has concluded, attributing it to the "combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl." The Los Angeles County coroner's office released the report Monday, KCBS reports. The son of R&B singer Bobby Brown died at a...

Dad Dies of Heart Attack After Girl's Fatal Sledding Accident

'Her daddy got to heaven just before she did'

(Newser) - Tragedy hit twice in the same day for an Akron, Ohio family. After 14-year-old Eirelyn Zuercher suffered a brain injury in a sledding accident, her father died from a massive heart attack as he arrived at the hospital, reports. The teen was taken off life support five days...

Florida Golfer Dies While Reportedly Looking for Ball

Hermilo Jazmines drowned on the course

(Newser) - A Florida golfer died on the course Sunday morning, possibly in the search for a lost ball. CNN reports Hermilo Jazmines set out with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar. Shortly after 7:30am they reached the third hole, and Jazmines was last spotted looking...

Cops Investigating After Mom, Son Found in River

Pair appear to have accidentally drowned in New Jersey

(Newser) - A New Jersey family has experienced another tragedy after far too many of them in recent weeks. Warda Syed, 35, and her 11-year-old son, Uzair Ahmed, were found dead in a river in Boonton's Grace Lord Park on Tuesday evening after a passerby called 911 to report that a...

Cemetery Worker Buried Alive in Open Grave

Long Island man died at the scene

(Newser) - A Long Island cemetery worker was working at the bottom of a more than seven-foot deep grave when it collapsed on top of him Thursday morning, burying him alive. His Washington Memorial Park co-workers tried to dig him out, but neither they nor first responders from four local fire departments...

Police: Mom of 5 Accidentally Shot Dead by Own Child

Gabriel Alexis Henderson was 25

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say that a mother of five was accidentally shot and killed after one of her children found a gun in her purse, WSOC reports. Officers in Cornelius responded to reports of a shooting just before 7pm on Monday and found 25-year-old Gabriel Alexis Henderson dead in...

Houston Woman, Child Die While Trying to Stay Warm

8 others suffer carbon monoxide poisoning amid historic storm in Texas

(Newser) - Ahead of a historic storm, KBMT in Beaumont, Texas, warned residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, which killed a dozen people in Texas and Louisiana amid last year's Hurricane Laura. The notice apparently wasn't enough. Ninety miles west in Houston, a woman and her 8-year-old daughter...

After Deaths at Chicken Plant, Probe Zeroes In on Conveyer

6 workers died after liquid nitrogen release at Foundation Food Group in Georgia

(Newser) - A conveyer that transported chicken to a liquid nitrogen bath at a Georgia poultry processing plant had unresolved problems prior to the liquid nitrogen release that killed six workers on Jan. 28, federal investigators said. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the plant in Gainesville flash freezes its chicken using liquid...

'Terrible Accident' Claims Musician's Life

Sophie Xeon slipped and fell from an apartment balcony

(Newser) - Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer, and recording artist who had worked with the likes of Madonna and Charli XCX, has died following an accident in Athens, Greece, the AP reports. She was 34. In a statement, UK label Transgressive said the musician, whose full name was Sophie Xeon,...

NC Boy, 8, Dies After Being Shot With BB Gun
8-Year-Old Shot
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8-Year-Old Shot With BB Gun Dies

He and a 7-year-old were reportedly target shooting when incident happened in NC

(Newser) - Two children were shooting BB guns at targets when tragedy struck Sunday, leaving an 8-year-old dead. Police responded to a home in North Carolina's Alexander County to find the victim and a 7-year-old had been shooting BB or pellet guns when the older boy was accidentally hit in the...

Florida Vacation Takes Horrific Turn for Kentucky Family

2 children killed while playing mini-golf in Panama City Beach on Friday

(Newser) - A Friday family outing to a miniature golf course in Panama City Beach, Florida, ended in unexpected tragedy. NBC News reports a 4-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl died after a truck drove onto the course. The AP reports Scott Donaldson allegedly veered off the road and onto the Coconut...

Michigan Worker Crushed by 25K-Pound Mold

Investigators believe it fell from an interior wall at Romeo RIM

(Newser) - The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday morning about a workplace injury. It ended up being much worse. Law enforcement arrived to find a Michigan man had been crushed by a 25,000-pound manufacturing mold. It apparently fell from one of the plant walls at Romeo RIM...

Boston Woman Dies in 'Gruesome' Elevator Accident

'I heard just an ungodly scream'

(Newser) - A Boston woman was killed Monday in a accident involving what a neighbor calls a "terrible old elevator." Carrie O'Connor, a 38-year-old lecturer at Boston University, was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident around 5pm, WCVB reports. She had recently moved into the building in...

Teen 'Accidentally' Kills Himself During Video Chat

Authorities in Farmington, Maine, say it was 'horrific'

(Newser) - A Maine teenager is dead after accidentally shooting himself Monday during a video chat, authorities say. The Sun Journal reports that the 16-year-old, who remains unidentified, was an honor roll student at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. The boy apparently took a family member's gun out of a...

Man Dies After Getting Stuck in Water Slide's Support Tube

Arizona 32-year-old climbed inside support structure

(Newser) - Police say a 32-year-old man broke in to an Arizona aquatic center, climbed into the steel support structure of a water slide, got trapped inside the tube, and ultimately died before authorities could get him out. A police officer on patrol near Scottsdale's Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center early...

Soccer Star Dies After Accidental Fall

Peter Whittingham was 35

(Newser) - An English soccer star is dead at age 35 after an accidental fall, the Guardian reports. Peter Whittingham started his career with Aston Villa from 2003 to 2007, played more than 450 times for Cardiff City during 11 seasons with the team, and ended his career with Blackburn Rovers. He...

Falling Ice Kills Woman Right After Talk About Mortality

Linda Freedman Scharrenberg and her husband had been having a cocktail outside

(Newser) - A couple who had been married for nearly 50 years had just enjoyed a cocktail on their deck, where they talked about their inevitable deaths. As they walked back inside their Vermont home, a heavy piece of ice slid off the roof and fatally struck 73-year-old Linda Freedman Scharrenberg in...

Rider and Horse Die in Devastating Equestrian Fall

Rotational fall claims the lives of Katharine Morel and Kerry On

(Newser) - A Florida equestrian competition turned doubly devastating Saturday after a rider and her horse both died in a terrible fall. Katharine Morel of Canada was riding Kerry On on a cross-country course at Altoona's Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials, a United States Eventing Association-recognized competition, when the horse...

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