10 Most Stereotypical Ways to Die in Houston (UPDATED)

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If you live here, generally, you'll die from what most of your fellow countrymen and women die from: cancer, heart disease or lung disease. Oh, and accidents, too, like falling off a ladder and breaking your neck.

However, here in the Lone Star state and specifically Harris County and Houston, there are some particular ways you can meet your maker. Here are the ten most stereotypical:

*Honorable Mention: Metro rail crashes

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We'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge our city's dicey (very recent) history learning to coexist with light rail.

10.) Working an oil industry job

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On-the-job deaths in the oil industry peaked two years ago around the state, according to a series of reports done by the Houston Chronicle. In February, two oil-field workers were electrocuted in southwest Houston.



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15 comments
Andy Rice
Andy Rice

Doing absolutely anything on the north side

Dodd Melcher
Dodd Melcher

These are all ways to die in almost any city.

Josh Rollins
Josh Rollins

You include a joke entry about the Texans, but you don't bring up the terrible pollution? Come on.

Melanie Jaramillo Kennedy
Melanie Jaramillo Kennedy

My first thought of guessing what #1 would be was car crash!! By far!! Drivers are scary & unnecessarily dangerous here compared to any other large city! I fear for my life often while being on the roads! Even in parking lots going 10mph!!

Mandilakhe Mandi Malghas
Mandilakhe Mandi Malghas

Totally defeating my purpose of going to school #10... And the Texans winning a Super Bowl, that's actually funny lmao

BeaVee
BeaVee

"Waste bands"?  Oye.

Cathy Fontenot
Cathy Fontenot

I agree with the list; however, isn't it "waistband" and not "waste band" in number 7? I could be wrong...

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