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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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An electronic cigarette exploded and killed a man in Florida this month, the authorities said, in what death was a “projectile wound to the head,” and that Mr. D’Elia, 35, had suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body. Smok-E Mountain makes a particular type of vape pen called a mechanical mod.

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

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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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 Airport was blamed on a vape pen 's lithium ion battery. # killed , # exploding , # vape #ECigarettesSmoking.

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

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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