A 44-year-old Moscow resident died after falling through a glass table while wearing a virtual reality headset, reports Russian news agency TASS (opens in new tab).
"According to preliminary information, while moving around the apartment in virtual reality glasses, the man tripped and crashed into a glass table, suffered wounds and died on the spot from a loss of blood," said Yulia Ivanova, Senior Assistant to the Head of the Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Moscow Department, according to TASS. The report does not include details about the type of VR headset the man was using, or what he was using it for.
This is the first report of a VR-related death we've heard. The article came to our attention after it was spotted by Reddit user daio earlier today (opens in new tab). TASS (opens in new tab) is a state-owned news agency, and the largest in Russia (opens in new tab).