Diving bell accident

Truls Helevik, a 31-year-old Norwegian diver serving on the Byford Dolphin oil rig, died in a decompression accident upon resurfacing from underwater in a diving bell. The chamber-lock was released prematurely which caused his environment inside the bell to go from nine atmospheres of pressure to one in a fraction of a second, causing the gasses and blood in his internal organs to undergo sudden rapid expansion. Helevik’s body violently exploded with his remains being blown-through a 24 inch diameter hole at the top of the diving bell, rocketing 30 feet into the air and raining blood, organs and bone-fragments over the oil rig. Three other divers and four technicians were also killed in the event.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Tennessee Williams’ death

American author Tennessee Williams died when he choked on an eyedrop bottle-cap in his room at the Hotel Elysee in New York. He would routinely place the cap in his mouth, lean back, and place his eyedrops in each eye.