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8/18/2003

Avoid all mechanical devices…

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Perhaps somewhat more excitement than carnival patrons were expecting, Doug McKay, owner of the Super Loop 2, became an unwilling participant in his own ride while attempting to spray lubricant on the track, when a passing ride-car caught his long hair and pulled him 40 feet off the ground before dropping him on a fence, killing him.

Perhaps given more time to contemplate the particulars of his situation, Hitoshi Nikaidoh, a surgical resident at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston was pinned between the quick-closing doors of a hospital elevator and beheaded as the elevator car moved upwards. A hospital employee witnessed the incident from within the elevator, and was trapped for 20 minutes until firefighters were able to free her. Take the stairs…

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