Richard M. Talley, the 56-year-old CEO and founder of American Title Services in Greenwood Village, Colorado, committed suicide by shooting himself eight times in the head and upper chest with a high-powered nail gun. American Title Services was under investigation at the time for insurance fraud.
Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva, a 26-year-old Brazilian soccer-fan, was killed when a full-sized porcelain toilet was dropped on him during a soccer-riot. Following a match between Santa Cruz and Panama soccer-teams at Arruda Stadium in Recife, Brazil, a large riot erupted. Several fans began tearing toilets out of the stadium’s public bathrooms and then threw them from the stands into the crowds below. Silva was struck on the head by one of them and killed instantly. The incident was captured by a security-camera and has since been made available on the Internet. The people responsible for his death have still not been identified.
A 10-year-old boy from Thane, India, whose name has not been released to the press, died while using a public bathroom when the facility’s septic-tank suddenly exploded. The vents of the tank had become clogged, allowing volatile gas to build for an extended period of time before violently combusting due to an unknown ignition-source. The explosion caused a heavy metal lid for the tank to be launched through the air, which then landed on his head.
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Kazuki Tada, a 23-year-old technician at the Nippon Denko plant in Anan, Japan, died when a bucket containing 13 tons of liquefied metal alloys heated to more than 2,350 degrees Fahrenheit was accidentally overbalanced and spilt on top of him.
A man from Cheshire, England, was roasted alive inside an industrial oven after going in to clean it. The oven was switched on by colleagues who did not know he was inside, and he tried unsuccessfully to break out with a crowbar before dying.
Twenty-seven-year-old Sean Moylan of Novato, California, whose grandfather has been a prominent advocate for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, killed himself, leaping to his death from the famed span, a magnet for roughly two dozen suicides a year.