US Man Dies After Vape Pen Explodes, Severing Major Artery

Authorities say William Brown died after the e-cigarette he was using exploded

A Texas man died of a massive stroke after the e-cigarette he was using exploded and tore his carotid artery. His grandmother, Alice Brown, said he had just purchased the device and was using it for the first time in her vehicle.

Mrs Brown, who raised Mr Brown, told the Star Telegram her grandson was just weeks away from his 25th birthday.

"It just all seems so unreal", she told the news outlet. That three-piece thing went into his throat and stayed there, ' Alice said.

Mr Brown had visited the shop to seek help using a Mechanical Mod style pen - a model known to have issues, a local CBS News affiliate reported.

Texas man William Brown dies after vape pen explodes, severing his left carotid artery.

There have been 195 incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes reported by United States media between January 2009 and December 2016, according to a report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. She said they are continuing to communicate with Brown's family and expressed their honest condolences.

Mrs Brown also revealed that investigators told her the explosion was caused by the battery. He suffered from asthma and was told that a specialized vape pen might help improve his breathing, she told the newspaper. Last May, a man in St. Petersburg, Florida died after his vape exploded and sent two pieces of shrapnel into his brain.

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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.

The researchers said regulation and surveillance of e-cigarette devices "is urgently needed".

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

He was rushed by ambulance to a JPS Health Network hospital in Fort Worth where he was x-rayed and put in a medically induced coma.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated and produce an aerosol by heating a liquid, usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to his grandmother, the 24-year-old had only bought the e-cigarette moments before it exploded.

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