Man Dead After E-Cigarette Explodes In His Face

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner said 24-year-old William Brown died two days later on January 29 from a stroke caused by a severed artery from a vaporizer pen explosion. Brown's grandmother said he sat back inside the vehicle to use the device when the battery exploded.

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.

"When they X-rayed him, they found the stem, the metal embedded to where the blood flows up to the brain", Brown continued. "I miss him already, and knowing he won't open that door and come through it ever again is the hardest part".

On Jan. 29, William reportedly went to a local vaping store, Smoke & Vape DZ. "It's a waste of the thing he could have accomplished".

'It just all seems so unreal.

St. Pete Fire Rescue Deputy Marshal Steven Lawrence told Fox, "We do have cases where the vape pens have exploded and they have caused fires". "That three-piece thing went into his throat and stayed there, and that's what (doctors) should have taken out as soon as they got to the hospital, and they made a decision to wait until Monday or Tuesday". She said she hoped that the pieces of the destroyed vape pen would provide the information needed to stop someone else from suffering the same fate.


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. "I don't know how many more people will have to die". Additionally, the shape of e-cigarettes makes them more likely to act like "flaming rockets" if a battery fails, the USFA said.

Officials said 38-year-old Tallmadge D'Elia of St Petersburg died when his exploding vape pen sent two fragments into his skull.

Brown is not the first person to have his death attributed to a vape explosion. He was also burned on about 80 per cent of his body.

The e-cigarette exploded in Brown's face.

According to WFAA News, a man in Florida died a year ago after a vape pen exploded, sending debris into his skull.

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


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