In 1908, Byron Carter, founder of Cartercar, came across a stalled motorist on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River. He gallantly offered to crank the car for the stranded driver. When she forgot to retard the spark, the crank kicked and broke Carter’s jaw. Complications developed, and Carter later died of pneumonia.
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Robert Williams, a 25-year-old worker at the Ford Motor Company Factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, is said to be the first man in history to be killed by a robot. A robotic arm designed to pick up and remove stray parts from a work-area began functioning slower than normally intended, and Williams entered the area to speed up the process by picking up the parts himself. The robotic arm descended unexpectedly and struck him in the head, killing him instantly.
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An unnamed woman, 65, from Clawson, Michigan died after being run over by her own car in the parking lot. The vehicle was in drive mode when the incident occurred and police had to switch it to park.
Adaisha Miller, 24, from Detroit has died after she hugged an off-duty police officer at her birthday party, causing his holstered handgun to accidentally fire.