An unidentified intoxicated man from St. Petersburg, Russia, was accidentally killed by the folding couch on which he laid following a dispute with his wife. The irate wife kicked a handle that released a folding mechanism for the couch, left the room, and did not return for three hours. The couch had folded away into the wall, trapping the husband within and killing him.
David Phyall, 50, the last resident in a block of flats due to be demolished in Bishopstoke, near Southampton, Hampshire, England, cut off his own head with a chainsaw to highlight the injustice of being forced to move out.
James Mason, 73, of Middlefield, Ohio, died of heart failure after his wife exercised him to death in a public swimming pool. Christine Newton-John, 41, pulled Mason around the pool and prevented him from getting out of the water 43 times.
An unnamed Canadian boy, 15, was buried alive in hot asphalt about 25 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
10-year-old Johnny Jackson went to a local swimming pool with his family in Goose Creek, South Carolina, walked home, and even took a bath before he died of what doctors called “dry drowning” at the time.