Advances in industry and technology bring with them new sets of horror legends. We fear what we don't understand, and what is less comprehensible to the average person than the flood of new-fangled machines, devices, and technologies that are constantly intruding themselves into our everyday lives?
Man mangled in accident is kept alive long enough for one last kiss from his wife.
Elderly woman accidentally kills her pet by drying it in microwave oven.
Police radar gun accidentally causes a missile to lock onto it.
Telephone worker fatally cooked by microwaves.
Careless industrial worker is blinded for life when his contact lenses fuse to his eyes.
Amusement park accident results in scalping.
Welder dies when spark hits his disposable lighter, causing it to explode.
A child died during a routine operation because someone used a cell phone in a hospital.
A construction worker survived an accident which poked an 18-inch-long drill bit through one eye and out through his skull.
Lightning strikes have killed people who were talking on the telephone.
Using a cell phone while it is being recharged poses a serious threat of electrocution.
The presence of electronic devices (such as iPods and cell phones) on one's body can make lightning strike injuries more severe.
Laptop used in bed causes fatal house fire.
Cell phone calls from particular cellular phone numbers can cause brain hemorrhage and death.
Photographs show the aftermath of a car fire caused by an overheated GPS device.
9-volt batteries can cause house fires.
Image depicts a toddler who died of electric shock after playing with a cord.