• Man killed by exploding e-cigarette when metal piece sliced artery, report says

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    FORT WORTH, Texas -

    A Texas man was killed last week when an e-cigarette exploded sending metal pieces flying.

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    William Eric Brown, 24 of Forth Worth, died last week, according to KXAS-TV, when a piece of the electronic cigarette cut his left carotid artery.

    The medical examiner’s report attributed Brown’s death to a “penetrating trauma from exploding vaporizer pen,” KXAS reported.

    The accident happened while Brown was sitting in his car outside a shop where he went to buy more vaping products.

    He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and his grandmother told the news station he was talking shortly after the incident occurred, but he died several days later when doctors had a hard time removing a three-inch metal shard from his head.

    A Florida man died last May, according to The New York Times, after suffering a head wound from an exploding e-cigarette.

     

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