Bugorski was taken to a clinic in Moscow so that doctors could observe his death over the following two to three weeks.
The question becomes, did the accelerator actually malfunction, or were they looking for a guinea pig......"heh Anatoli... stick your head in there and see what the noise is" :-)
In the recent documentary on the LHC (Discovery Channel?), they talked about "quenches", where magnetic containment can be lost in microseconds, and the safety procedures to avoid it. The interviewee said the beam would bust out of the LHC and penetrate 100 meters of rock. Anyone standing in it's path would die immediately ( but would not vaporize.....thats a relief :-) )