Inventions have been boosting economic growth and productivity since the dawn of man. Unsurprisingly, it is the inventor who is often the early tester of those inventions. And some of those inventions pose deadly risks.
While some inventors enjoy fame and fortune thanks to their inventions, for a handful of inventors, their devices proved to be their own worst enemies. Here’s a short list of 15 brilliant engineers, scientists, and old-fashioned daredevils who fell victim to their own ideas.