10 Shocking Cases Of Inventors Being Killed By Their Own Inventions

Horace Lawson Hunley

Horace Lawson Hunley was one of the best marine engineers during the 1860’s. He died when his own hand-powered submarine sank and rescue personnel arrived too late.


Henry Fleuss

When you are an inventor, the biggest threat to your life are the elements themselves. Englishman Henry Fleuss invented a closed circuit oxygen breather that was supposed to help people repair ships. When he attempted to dive 30-feet under the water, he was killed by pure oxygen which can be lethal under pressure.

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