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  • Angalena Kristina Robinson (1993 - 2010)
    Angalena K. Robinson, 16, of 8586 Capital Hill Road, Waynesboro, died Thursday afternoon, July 29, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident on Tomstown Road, Waynesboro. Born September 11, 1993 ...
  • Pvt. Henry Buren Bailey, (CSA) (1829 - 1900)
    Henry Buren Bailey was a son of James Madison Bailey and Mary "Polly" Bailey. He married Martha Bailey, a daughter of Jonathan Bailey & Elizabeth Thompson. Henry Buren Bailey enlisted as a Pvt., Co...
  • John H. Harris (1867 - 1883)
    Fell between the cars of a train and was crushed to death.
  • Francis Emmett Blubaugh (1885 - 1972)
  • Erasmus Sebirn Coffman (1877 - 1938)
    He was working as a WPA Foreman and was run over by a gravel truck.

Accidental death

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Accidental Death: As the term would suggest the death of an individual by means other than natural death, murder or suicide. Accidental death can sometimes be manslaughter - murder but committed out of an involuntary act of violence towards another. Likewise accidental death can also be categorized as death by misadventure. This means that the victim has died by accident either whilst doing something they should not have been doing or by taking risks that would put them in mortal danger. A lot of extreme sports participants have died and their deaths have been classified as death by misadventure because of the extreme nature of their pastimes.

  • From: Accidental Cause Law & Legal Definition
    • An accidental cause is that which produces results that are not forseen. Such accidental causes can produce unexpected results. It can be an unintentional cause that results in undesirable results. An accidental cause can be unintended, unforeseen, and undesirable event that produces results that are unexpected.

From CDC - Faststats Accidents or Unintentional Injuries. Data are for the U.S.


  • All unintentional injury deaths
    • Number of deaths: 130,557
    • Deaths per 100,000 population: 41.3
    • Cause of death rank: 4
  • Unintentional fall deaths
    • Number of deaths: 30,208
    • Deaths per 100,000 population: 9.6
  • Motor vehicle traffic deaths
    • Number of deaths: 33,804
    • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7
  • Unintentional poisoning deaths
    • Number of deaths: 38,851
    • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.3

the 15 most common accidental deaths


  1. Falling objects
  2. Drowning
  3. Alcohol Poisoning (Alcoholism)
  4. Roller Coaster
  5. Diving
  6. Electrocution
  7. Machinery
  8. Medical Malpractice (medical error)
  9. Poison Gas
  10. Firearms
  11. Suffocation
  12. Fire (Died in a Fire)
  13. Poisonous Liquids Or Solids
  14. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  15. Falls



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