Colorado · Disasters

Man wakes up to find his head in bear’s mouth

July 9, 2017 Boulder, Colorado Dylan McWilliams is mauled by a bear as he sleeps McWilliams (19) was sleeping outside in a tent when he “woke up to a loud crunchy sound.” He initially believed it was a dream before he realized a bear had dragged him by his head about 12 feet from his… Continue reading Man wakes up to find his head in bear’s mouth

Canada · Disasters

Man falls from window while demonstrating how sturdy the glass is

July 9, 1993 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lawyer Garry Hoy falls from a 24th floor window after demonstrating to a group the unbreakable characteristics of the glass Hoy had been fond of this dramatic demonstration, often hurling himself at the glass with no damage to himself or the building. In fact, Hoy had performed his trick… Continue reading Man falls from window while demonstrating how sturdy the glass is

California · Disasters · Workplace Violence

Teenager crushed to death while working at Disneyland

July 8, 1974 Anaheim, California 18-year-old Deborah “Debbi” Stone is crushed by an attraction while working at Disneyland Disneyland had recently renovated an attraction called Carousel of Progress changing it to America Sings, featuring animatronics that “sang” Americana songs such as Yankee Doodle. The attraction was comprised of a stationary, inner theater which housed the… Continue reading Teenager crushed to death while working at Disneyland

Connecticut · Disasters

Circus tent catches fire, kills 168 and wounds 700

July 6, 1944 Hartford, Connecticut A fire ignites a circus tent, killing an estimated 168 and wounding over 700 The exact cause of the fire is unknown. One theory suspects a carelessly discarded cigarette, while another involves Robert Segee who admitted in 1950 to setting the blaze when he was 17. He later recanted this… Continue reading Circus tent catches fire, kills 168 and wounds 700