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A baggage handler died when her hair became entangled in a conveyor belt while offloading a Frontier flight in Louisiana on Tuesday night.

Jermani Thompson, 26, was killed in a freak accident at approximately 10:20 p.m. at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, according to reports.

Thompson was offloading baggage from a Frontier flight after it landed when her hair became tangled in the conveyor belt loader.

She was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The tragic incident led to Frontier canceling one flight Wednesday.

Thompson was a contract worker for GAT Airline Ground Support which has a contract with Louis Armstrong Airport.

"What we know so far is that her hair became entangled with the machinery of the belt loader," GAT CEO Mike Hough told ABC News. "We are heartbroken and are supporting her family and her friends as best as we are able."

Her grieving mom told Nola.com that Thompson was a talented basketball player, who played for Hesston College in Kansas and Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

"We extend our deepest condolences following the tragic death of a member of our ground handling business partner," an airline spokesperson told Nola.com in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones during this difficult time."

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Lil Durk nearly lost an eye when pyrotechnics exploded in his face while performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, July 30.

Cell phone video shows the Chicago drill rapper performing when pyrotechnics went off directly in his face.

The stunned rapper staggered backwards, as the DJ asked him if he was OK. After taking a few moments to compose himself, the gangsta rapper continued the show.

On Sunday, he shared a photo of himself on Instagram, with gauze covering his right eye. He said he was taking a break from performing while he recovers from his injuries.

Durk captioned the photo: "Due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza in Chicago on stage, I'ma take a break & focus on my health. I finished my performance yesterday for my fans. Appreciate y'all."

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There was no statement from Lollapalooza organizers. But Lil Durk's fans on social media are convinced that the pyrotechnics was no freak accident.

Lil Durk is a reputed member of Chicago's OTF/Lamron set, a faction of the notorious Black Disciples street gang.

Lollapalooza is considered one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. The 4-day summer music festival is held annually at Grant Park.

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A zoo worker in Mexico died after a caged tiger mauled his hand through a fence during feeding time.

Jose de Jesus, 23, died of a heart attack after refusing to allow doctors to amputate his badly mangled hand, The NY Post reported.

The horrific video published by The Mirror UK shows De Jesus reaching through a chain link fence to pet the tiger when it suddenly turned and clamped its jaws down on his hand.

De Jesus screamed in pain as the tiger mauled his hand at the zoo in Periban, western Mexico. The next scene shows a large pool of blood outside the tiger's enclosure.

The tiger's owner released the video footage to show the zoo worker was at fault. The owner also kept a lion and a crocodile at the zoo.

The owner said he paid for De Jesus' medical bills and will pay for his funeral services.

Mexican officials are trying to determine whether the owner had permission to keep the exotic animals at the zoo.

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Sage Steele returned to the set of ESPN's SportsCenter after suffering a horrific injury at last month's PGA Golf Championship.

Steele was overcome with emotion as she returned to the set on Wednesday. She was at home recovering from dental surgery to replace several teeth she lost when a golf ball hit her in the mouth.

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Steele thanked SportsCenter co-host Matt Barrie for staying by her side after the accident. Three weeks later, she said she's the luckiest person in the world to still be here and still be standing:

"It is amazing how quickly life can change, right? One moment you are out on a course just innocently watching amazing golfers play... and you are on the ground, you are in pain with your entire life flashing before your eyes. Scared to death and trying to comprehend what the hell just happened. And you were there. You were with me throughout that whole thing."

She continued: "I didn't know what happened and I was so scared, and I want people to know this. I am on the ground, a mess, as you saw, and I just looked at Matt and I said, please don't leave me. I grabbed your ankle with my bloody hand and I said please don't leave me and you patted me on the back and said you are going to be good. You are fine. I don't know if you believed it, but you said it, and it meant the world to me. And then you helped get me on the stretcher and you came to the hospital."

Steele is co-host of the 12pm SportsCenter on ESPN. She also hosts SportsCenter on the Road from various sporting events such as the Super Bowl and The Masters.

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This is a cautionary tale for anyone who takes their vehicle to a car dealership for service or leaves their car with a valet.

A man whose Jeep was involved in a freak accident at a car dealership in Michigan is being sued for wrongful death.

According to FOX 2 News, the customer took his Jeep for an oil change at the Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge dealership in Mount Clemens on March 13, 2020.

After handing his keys over to a 19-year-old employee at the dealership, a freak accident occurred that left a 42-year-old lifelong mechanic dead.

"He starts the car, removes his foot from the clutch, and you know what happens? The Jeep jumps and kills my client," attorney David Femminineo told FOX 2.

According to Femminineo, his client, Jeffrey Hawkins, a father of four, would still be alive if the customer hadn't taken his Jeep to the dealership for an oil change that day.

Femminineo says the customer should be held accountable because the dealership can't be sued under Michigan law.

Femminineo described Hawkins as "an excellent man" whose 2-year-old son was only 1 at the time of his death.

"He'll never know his father," he said.

The attorney told FOX 2 that the 19-year-old employee didnt know how to drive a stick, and he had no license.

When asked why the dealership hired him without a valid driver's license, the attorney replied, "That's what I'd like to know."

Femminineo told FOX 2 he sued the customer because of a "legal standard" that prohibits him from suing the dealership when a fatal accident involves two employees.

Femminineo said the responsible party is the car owner who wasn't even involved in the accident.

"I have to do that," Femminineo said, before explaining the car owner should have verified that the 19-year-old employee had a valid license and could drive a stick before handing over his car key.

"When you hand your car over to anybody including the valet or the person at the service desk at your local dealership, you better be able to trust that person," he said.

FOX 2 reached out to the car owner's attorney - who had no comment on pending litigation, but he said he plans to fight the case in a trial in May.

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Joy Behar, the oldest co-host on ABC's The View, nearly fractured her hip when she fell off a swivel chair and landed on the floor.

The incident happened at the start of Thursday's show, as Behar sat down but the chair swiveled away from her, causing her to fall on her right side.

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Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Haines, Sunny Hostin and the production crew rushed to help her up. Behar laughed off the incident, but she seemed shaken.

"25 years, that has never happened - who do I sue?!" she joked as she sat down.

Behar compared her experience to the late comic Bob Saget, who died after he fell and hit his head in an Orlando hotel room.

"The main thing - just to talk seriously - when Bob Saget fell, he died," Behar said.

"If you hit your head, and you feel dizzy, or you have blurred vision, or you feel like you want to go to sleep, go to the doctor. Because that will kill you," she said.

She added "I'm a klutz."

Sunny Hostin called the swivel chairs "deadly."

Over 300,000 people — age 65 and older — are hospitalized each year for hip fractures.

The incident happened after Behar was widely criticized for complaining that the Russia/Ukraine war was preventing her from going on vacation in Italy.

"You plan a trip, you want to go there, I've wanted to go to Italy for four years, and I haven't been able to make it because of the pandemic and now this. It's like, what's gonna happen there?"

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The tables have turned for the NFL photographer who fell off a stage and fractured her back during the L.A. Rams Super Bowl rally.

Kelly Smiley was taking photos of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, when she stepped back and plummeted off the 8-foot platform.
 
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Smiley later took to social media to say she fractured her back, but she was "feeling okay".

Outraged Twitter users dragged Stafford for turning his back and walking away when Smiley fell.

But the tables have turned and now Smiley is being criticized for her old racist, homophobic tweets from nearly a decade ago.

Smiley quickly deleted her account, but not before Twitter users took screenshots.

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A cinematographer was killed and the director injured when a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin apparently was loaded with live amunition.

According to Deadline, Baldwin, 68, was filming a scene for a movie that required him to fire a gun loaded with blanks. However, the gun was loaded with live ammunition and fired projectiles at the crew.

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was struck by shrapnel or a bullet and died at a hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Wednesday.

Writer-director Joel Souza, 48, was transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury and has been released.

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Baldwin, pictured with his wife, Hilaria, is starring in a new western called "Rust."

Baldwin was not injured and is said to be "distraught", according to the film company.

Earlier Thursday, Baldwin posted a picture of himself in character on the set. No criminal charges have been filed and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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A 28-year-old Atlanta woman was killed after falling from a Lamborghini that sped off when she accused the driver of robbing her.

Authorities say Catherine Khan started fighting with a man inside a Lamborghini after accusing him of stealing her wallet, identification, and a precious family heirloom.

The incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 11, at around 11 p.m. near a restaurant where Khan worked.

Khan was reportedly drunk and fighting with the man who allegedly stole her purse which contained her wallet, credit cards, an item belonging to her grandmother, and her ID.

The incident, captured on cell phone video, shows Khan slapping a white Lamborghini and yelling, "Call the cops! I just got robbed... My ID, my card, everything. Everything is gone!"

Khan then hopped into the vehicle and continued yelling that she had been robbed.

The luxury sports car sped off and Khan apparently fell out of the moving vehicle at the intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree Roads in Atlanta's upscale Buckhead suburb.

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She was transported to Atlanta's Grady Hospital where she was pronounced dead from head injuries.

Police are trying to determine if Khan was pushed from the vehicle or if she fell while trying to jump out.

Khan's father, Noor Khan told Fox 5 Atlanta News that Catherine was an organ donor. He said the doctor told him her organs were donated to two babies.

"I can't get my daughter back. I can't get her back. What happened to my daughter, I don't want to happen to any other girl," said Noor Khan.

Catherine was the eldest of his four children.

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A massive search and rescue operation is underway at the site of a partial building collapse in South Florida.

Officials have confirmed at least one death and 35 people injured when a section of the oceanfront Champlain Towers condominium fell around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Surfside, Florida.

Surfside is located about 6 miles north of Miami Beach, Florida.

Officials said the 12-story condominium, built in 1981, was undergoing renovations on the roof. They do not believe the renovations caused the disaster.

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Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue sent 113 units to the site of the collapse. Rescue teams and K9 dogs continue to search the rubble for survivors.

At least 99 people are still unaccounted for, while 102 people have been accounted for and are safe.

Residents in nearby buildings describe hearing a loud cracking sound before part of the building fell.

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Section of the building that collapsed. View is from 88th Street and Collins Avenue.

Security camera footage shows the middle section of the L-shaped building crumble to the ground. Seconds later the rest of the structure fell in a cloud of debris.

The rising sun revealed the total devastation of the pre-dawn collapse. Furniture, carpets and bunk beds can be seen on one floor.

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A child was rescued by a passerby who heard him screaming and saw his hand sticking up from the rubble.

A Twitter user shared video from her home surveillance camera that shows a shower of debris falling before the walls begin to shake and the camera loses connection. The woman was not at home at the time of the collapse (watch video here).

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Engineers will determine the cause of the building collapse when the search and rescue phase is completed. One building expert called it "an oddity of biblical proportions" for the 40-year-old structure to fall unexpectedly.

"Buildings just don't fall down," Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said. "There's no reason for this building to go down like that unless someone literally pulls the supports out from underneath."
 

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A Florida man died in a freak accident over the weekend when a window of the home he was allegedly burglarizing slammed down on his neck.

Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was alone when he climbed through a window at a home in Lehigh Acres, about 15 miles east of Fort Myers, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The window slammed down on Hernandez's neck, leaving him dangling in the air until he strangled to death.

Hernandez's family disputed law enforcement's account of the freak accident. They claim Hernandez was not a burglar, and that his death is suspicious.

His fiancée, Patricia Duarte, said the family was surprised by law enforcement's claim that Hernandez was a petty criminal who died in the commission of a burglary.

"Soon as I got there I'm like, there's no way. This isn't what happened," she told NBC2 News. "I just need something to be done the right way. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come to light."

But Lt. Russell Park, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said police found the convicted felon dead at the scene. Park said the window that Hernandez was climbing through "unexpectedly" slammed down on him and pinned him, "keeping him suspended in air" for some time until he died.

The family created a GoFundMe page for Hernandez's funeral expenses.

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A Black Lives Matter protester who was hit by a falling statue in Virginia is in critical condition at a hospital, where doctors placed him in a medically induced coma.

Chris Green is on life support at Sentara Norfolk General hospital. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma to ease the swelling in his brain.

Green was in a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists dismantling a Confederate statue outside a courthouse in Portsmouth, Va. when the freak accident happened just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.

The police stood idly by while the activists used sledge hammers to chip away at a statue depicting George Pickett, a major general in the Confederate States Army.

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Green was standing under the statue when the crowd pulled the statue down on him. An activist who witnessed the accident said Green's head was split open exposing his brain matter.

The witness said Green lost a lot of blood before police cleared the area to allow medics to transport him.

Green's wife, who wasn't at the protest, said her husband's heart stopped twice in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

She told 13News Now that they have two children. She said she was upset that protesters "didn't think" when they pulled the statue down on him.

A GoFundMe page was created by Green's wife to help pay his medical bills. The page collected nearly $16,000 as of this writing.

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A female skydiver was killed when she drifted onto a busy California highway and collided with a semi-truck. The 28-year-old woman died when her parachute drifted over a busy highway and she was hit by a truck in Lodi, California on Thursday afternoon.

The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fresno Bee.

The fatality sparked chain reaction accidents that caused a 4-hour traffic jam on Highway 99 in northern California. The woman was attempting to return to Skydive Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo when she was killed.

Winds were blowing at 17 mph at the time of the incident, according to the NY Daily News. The winds were strong enough to prevent light aircraft from landing at a nearby airport.

"I drove by and saw the truck pulling over. There was a body lying on the (pavement)," Rich Edwards told the Fresno Bee. "I saw a [parachute] on the road and a bunch of people."