World Man killed and burned by exploding vape pen

06:11  17 may  2018
06:11  17 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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A young man is being treated for second and third degree burns on his legs after a vape pen exploded in his pocket, causing hot battery acid and flames to melt his skin and pants. Also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs

Florida Man Possibly Killed by Exploding Vape Pen . Back in January 2017, an Idaho man lost nine teeth when his vape pen blew up in his face, and a man working in New York's Grand Central Station suffered leg burns when his vape pen blew up in his pocket in November 2016.

Experts said e-cigarettes should be used to help stop people smoking.© Getty Images Experts said e-cigarettes should be used to help stop people smoking. A vape pen has killed a man by exploding and hurling fragments into his head and starting a fire that burned most of his body.

Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, was smoking the electronic cigarette on 5 May when it blasted apart, according to a post-mortem report.

He was found inside his burning Florida home by firefighters, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The damage to his home in St Petersburg was concentrated in his bedroom, where the burns were "extensive" - but there was minimal smoke.

Mr D'Elia's body was found in the bedroom.

The report by the Pinellas-Pasco medical examiner said the explosion sent two pieces of the vape pen into his skull and they listed the cause of death as "projectile wound of the head".

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Officers in Florida consider that the demise of a 38-year-old man in St. Petersburg on Saturday is linked to the explosion of a vape pen , the Miami Herald reported on Sunday. Particulars are scarce, together with what sort of pen was concerned within the tragic incident.

A man was killed in a house fire in St. Petersburg, Florida, that firefighters think started after the lithium-ion battery in his vape pen exploded . D'Elia would not be the first vaper to fall victim to an exploding vape pen : in January 2017, an Idaho man suffered second-degree burns on his neck and

It also noted that he suffered burns on about 80% of his body.

The medical examiner ruled that the death was an accident.

A report by the US Fire Administration said more than 195 electronic cigarettes exploded or caught fire between 2009 and 2016.

No fatalities were listed for that period but there were 133 injuries and 38 of those were severe.

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