Man, 24, dies after e-cigarette explodes in his face as he vapes for first time – News Live

Man, 24, dies after e-cigarette explodes in his face as he vapes for first time – News Live


 A 24-year-old man has been killed after an e-cigarette blew up in his face.  William Brown was in his car and using the device for the first time when it exploded
 Shrapnel from the exploding device penetrated his left carotid artery in his neck, cutting off blood to his brain
 The electrician is understood to have crawled from his vehicle and tried to get help before collapsing on the pavement outside Smoke & Vape DZ store in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 27
 Brown was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was declared dead two days later
 The Tarrant County medical examiner listed the cause of death by “penetrating trauma from exploding vaporiser pen”
 His grandmother Alice Brown said her grandson was not a regular smoker and had bought the pen because he was told it could help ease his asthma
 Mrs Brown said investigators have told her it was the battery that caused the explosion
 “It just hurts so bad, now he’ll never see that birthday. It’s a waste of the things he could have accomplished,” she said
 “It just all seems so unreal. He was running around doing his thing at 24 and now he’s gone
”  An employee at the Smoke & Vape DZ store, who witnessed the death, said the vaporiser was not purchased at the store
 He said authorities had instructed him not to talk about details of the death.  In 2017, the U
S. Fire Administration reported 133 acute injuries from e-cigarettes, vaporisers and other similar devices between 2009 and 2016, with most fires and explosions occurring while the e-cigarette was in a pocket or being used
None of those injuries resulted in death, according to the report.  The agency reported that e-cigarettes present a unique hazard because of the presence of a lithium-ion battery in a device used so close to the face
 Additionally, the shape of e-cigarettes makes them more likely to act like “flaming rockets” if a battery fails, the USFA said
  “No other consumer product places a battery with a known explosion hazard such as this in such close proximity to the human body,” the report said
 “It is this intimate contact between the body and the battery that is most responsible for the severity of the injuries that have been seen
 “While the failure rate of the lithium-ion batteries is very small, the consequences of a failure, as we have seen, can be severe and life-altering for the consumer

2 thoughts on “Man, 24, dies after e-cigarette explodes in his face as he vapes for first time – News Live

  • If you do not know olms law in debth then you should not have any type of rebuildable atomizer or unregulated mod in your hands also dont buy cheap batteries man think before you do shit you feel me

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