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Techno-Industrial Terror

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?

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White bullet Man mangled in accident is kept alive long enough for one last kiss from his wife.

White bullet Elderly woman accidentally kills her pet by drying it in microwave oven.

Red bullet Police radar gun accidentally causes a missile to lock onto it.

Red bullet Telephone worker fatally cooked by microwaves.

Red bullet Careless industrial worker is blinded for life when his contact lenses fuse to his eyes.

Green bullet Amusement park accident results in scalping.

Red bullet Welder dies when spark hits his disposable lighter, causing it to explode.

Red bullet A child died during a routine operation because someone used a cell phone in a hospital.

Green bullet A construction worker survived an accident which poked an 18-inch-long drill bit through one eye and out through his skull.

Green bulletLightning strikes have killed people who were talking on the telephone.

Multi-colored bullet Using a cell phone while it is being recharged poses a serious threat of electrocution.

Green bullet The presence of electronic devices (such as iPods and cell phones) on one's body can make lightning strike injuries more severe.

Yellow bulletLaptop used in bed causes fatal house fire.

Red bullet Cell phone calls from particular cellular phone numbers can cause brain hemorrhage and death.

Red bullet Photographs show the aftermath of a car fire caused by an overheated GPS device.

Green bullet9-volt batteries can cause house fires.

Red bullet Image depicts a toddler who died of electric shock after playing with a cord.

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