Texas man killed after e-cigarette explodes

William Brown

William Brown

Alice Brown said doctors at JPS told her that William suffered a stroke inside the vehicle and eventually had bleeding in his brain.

William Brown, 24, died on Jan 29 at a Fort Worth hospital from "cerebral infarction and herniation".

The explosion reportedly happened on January 27, in the parking lot of a store that sells smoking and vaping supplies.

The Tarrant County medical examiner listed Brown's death as an accident caused by "penetrating trauma from exploding vaporizer pen" that dissected his left internal carotid artery.

At the time, there were no reports of deaths from e-cigarettes. He kept a close group of friends, and was working to fix up an old Mazda RX8, Alice Brown said.

A Texas man is dead after his electronic cigarette exploded while he was using it.

"He popped it and it exploded, and that's when it shot across his mouth", Alice Brown said. "And that's what they should have taken out as soon as he got to the hospital, and they made a decision to wait until Monday or Tuesday". 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.

"He had a future ahead of him; a life ahead of him", she said.

A report from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency said 133 people were injured by faulty devices between January 2009 and December 2016.

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.

Mr Brown was at least the second person to die from an exploding vaporiser in the U.S. over the past 12 months.

That changed in May 2018, when a 38-year-old man in Florida died after a vape pen exploded in his face, shooting parts of the pen into his brain and setting his house of fire.

Malfunctioning e-cigarette batteries have caused hundreds to thousands of injuries, the BBC reports.

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.

The Food and Drug Administration haswarned about the dangers of exploding e-cigarettes.

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