Fort Worth Man Dies After Electronic Cigarette Explodes

Man 24 dies after exploding e-cigarette causes 'penetrating trauma' in his neck

Brown's grandmother said she's not interested in suing, because it won't bring her boy back.

The vape pen cut an artery in his neck and stopped blood flow to his brain, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner says.

"It just all seems so unreal", she told the news outlet.

Brown was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where doctors took x-rays, his family said.

William Eric Brown died after his e-cigarette exploded.

One in 20 adults in the USA is reported to vape, and according to the research vaping could increase their chances of suffering a heart attack by nearly 60 percent.

Brown had visited the shop to seek help using a Mechanical Mod style pen.

What makes this tragedy even sadder is that Brown's birthday is just two weeks away and his father, Steve Brown, explained that he has never gone two days without talking to the lad.

She said he was not a regular smoker - and had been told that there was a certain type of vape pen that could help with his asthma symptoms. Of those cases, 133 people were injured, 38 of them severely.

An e-cigarette is being blamed for the death of a Fort Worth man, CBS Dallas reports.

The incident is believed to be the second known reported death in the USA caused by an exploding vape pen.

Firefighters could not determine the cause of death, but the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's report made it clear that two pieces of the smoking device had penetrated his cranium, resulting in his death. He was also burned on about 80 per cent of his body. Furthermore, Alice told the Star-Telegram that she did manage to find the pen's battery, which still had the serial number, when searching her vehicle.

The moment an e-cigarette exploded into flames in a man's pocket was caught on camera in California a year ago.

A study published recently in Tobacco Control found more than 2,000 e-cigarette explosions and burn injuries in the US from 2015 to 2017.

According to his grandmother, the 24-year-old had only bought the e-cigarette moments before it exploded. A Kansas man sued a Wichita vaper shop previous year after he said the spare battery for his e-cigarette exploded in the front pocket of his trousers.

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