"Tanked Girl", Way to Die #710, is the sixth death to be featured in "Cure for the Common Death, Part I", which aired on March 22, 2009.
Sandy (Irena Murphy) was a female scuba diver who cheated death after her oxygen tank failed and she was forced to make an emergency swim to the surface. She currently rests in a decompression chamber in order for nitrogen bubbles in her body to dissolve into her bloodstream. Sandy must wait hours before she can exit. But Sandy doesn't mind; she prefers boredom over death. Unfortunately, a maintenance worker at the scuba centre accidentally opens the hatch to the chamber. In a nanosecond, the pressure is released into the chamber causing the nitrogen in Sandy's body to mix with oxygen and expand. Sandy explodes, literally.
Cast and Interviewees
- Irena Murphy - Sandy (lead: intended victim)
- Mike Segda - Scuba Diving Expert
- This is based on the death of Milton Krest in the 1989 James Bond film, Licence to Kill. It also shares some similarity with a publicized Byford-Dolphin incident that took place in 1983 which caused the death of 4 scuba divers after the pressure in their chamber went from 9 atmospheres to 1 in less than a second.
- In Muhammad, Saudi Arabia a American-Arabic man named Dennis Guatosik exploded of too much oxygen in the body.
- A Lady in the Tank
- Luft raus (Air out) - German dub
- Muchacha Explosiva (Exploding Girl) - Latin American dub.