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A Chicago woman whose head was stuck in a wrought-iron fence is dead.

Linda Bringman, 64, was found face down with her head between fence posts on Nov. 24, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was transported to the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, where she died on Nov. 27.

According to police, the incident appears to have been an accident, though it's not yet clear how the woman got her head struck between the fence posts.

Detectives are looking into the matter, and the investigation has been classified as non-criminal, reports WBBM. 

Linda had lived near Logan Square on Boston's northwest side, where she had recently moved after losing her husband of 40 years, according to Daily Mail.

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Linda is reportedly survived by two adult daughters and a granddaughter.

In another story, in February of 2003, a gruesome accident left a man decapitated in Atlanta after he fell onto a wrought-iron fence while fleeing from police, reported fact-checking site Snopes.

The man is reported to have been running from police when he climbed over the railing of an interstate highway. According to witnesses from the Atlanta Fire Department, the man fell onto a wrought-iron fence below, leaving him decapitated -- his head remained impaled on one of the spikes on top of the fence.

"This is a new one for me in 29 years," said Lt. Danny Agan, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article about the incident.

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According to Agan, it wasn't clear whether the officers who had attempted to arrest the deceased man would be placed on administrative leave.

"This is not something normally covered under the [standard operating procedure] of the department," said Agan.

In 2006, a number of officers and other staff members of the Hertfordshire Police Department in the U.K. were reprimanded after they shared an email that displayed gruesome images of the man's decapitated head.

In another wrought-iron fence accident, this one occurring in October, a 10-year-old boy in Washington was killed when a heavy wrought-iron gate fell on him at a church in Mukilteo, according to KCPQ.

It's unclear what the boy was doing when the gate fell on top of him. Paramedics arrived to find the boy on the ground, with a witness performing CPR to try to revive him. He was pronounced dead a short time after being taken to the paramedic unit.

According to the Mukilteo Fire Department, the incident is believed to have been an "awful accident," and foul play was not suspected.

Sources: WBBM, Chicago Tribune, Daily Mail, Snopes, KCPQ / Featured Image: Bambe1964/Flickr / Embedded Images: Facebook via Daily Mail, Google Maps via Daily Mail

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