Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him

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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

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    A US man died when a vape pen blew up and launched projectiles

    into his skull, found a post-mortem examination.

    Tallmadge D'Elia also suffered burns over 80% of his body in a fire on 5 May

    caused by the exploding e-cigarette, according to forensic officials.

    The 38-year-old's body was discovered by firefighters in the fiery bedroom

    of his family home in the beach resort of St Petersburg, Florida.

    It is believed to be the first US death from a vape pen explosion.

    The television producer's death has been ruled an accident.

    The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said the official cause

    was "projectile wound of head", reports the Tampa Bay Times.


    Two pieces of the vape pen were found in his cranium, according to the autopsy.

    The report said emergency crews encountered "extensive" fire damage to the bedroom

    where the body was found, but minimal smoke.

    The electronic cigarette was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain, said the medical examiner.

    Christopher D'Elia, the dead man's father, told ABC Action News: "This is a terrible shock.


    "Anybody who has lost a son doesn't want anybody else to lose a child to something like this."

    According to the US Fire Administration, between 2009-16 there were 195 separate


    incidents of explosions and fires involving an e-cigarette,

    resulting in 133 acute injuries, 38 of them severe.

    In 2015, an e-cigarette exploded in the face of a 29-year-old Colorado man,

    breaking his neck and shattering his teeth.

    A fire in January this year at Denver International Airport was blamed on a vape pen's lithium ion battery.

    (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44149281)
     
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    GBAUTO

    GBAUTO Well-Known Member

    ...now that's what I call a killer hit.
     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    XD damn not cool.
     
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    OldMedUser

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    They must have bought all the batteries Samsung was getting rid of. ;)

    :peace:
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Lmao
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Awesome :-)
     
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    No1up

    No1up Active Member

    How terrible. I'm a vaper and it' MUCH harder to stop than cigs. I'm physically addicted and it sucks.
     
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    Budzbuddha

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    Jeez ... I remember the only exploding cigars were in bugs bunny cartoons ...
     
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    Dubcee

    Dubcee Member

    18650 lithium, Same batteries that's burning people alive in their teslas lately, no?

    What he is holding in his hand is a mech and a dripper.
     
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    Ringsixty

    Ringsixty Well-Known Member

    That's a real bummer, damn. :fire:
    Never know when your time is up!
     
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    Budzbuddha

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    Wonder how many idiots will touch 510 battery to their tongue like a 9 volt battery ....
    Short the fucking thing then BOOM !
     
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    Budzbuddha

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Guess he wasn't too head strong
     

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