People killed when their hair got caught in something include everyone from industrial workers to people doing everyday activities. While many ponytail deaths were a result of working in unsafe conditions with little training, others were simply people going about their business and doing something ordinary, like riding an escalator or driving.
In many instances of people who died in hair-related accidents, the death was immediate, with the victim being pronounced dead at the scene. Others died in agony, or of multiple injuries. And in one case, a young girl was brain dead, and only kept on life support for the purposes of removing and donating her organs.Here are some notable ponytail- and other hair-related deaths.