There are slip and falls and then there are sweat and falls. Russian Vladimir Ladyzhensky died this week during the World Sauna Championship. Competitions based on sitting in a room with 110 (Celsius) degree temperatures would seem an easy basis for a tort lawsuit in terms of foreseeable injury.
Ladyzhensky and Timo Kaukonen of Finland were the finalists in the competition when Ladyzhensky collapsed.
Notably, the Finnish finalist also had to be taken to a hospital. After about six minutes, both finalists collapsed. Witnesses said that both appeared to have suffered burns.
As we saw with the recent sweat lodge case, this would result in not just civil lawsuits but a criminal investigation in the United States.