Autopsy shows exploding vape pen, not fire, killed St. Pete man

17 May, 2018, 04:59 | Author: Carlos George
  • Man dies when shards of e-cig lodge in his brain after it exploded

A vape pen led to the death of a Florida man, according to an autopsy.

Tallmadge D'Elia, 38, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was using his e-cigarette, known by some a "vape pen" because it looks like large pen and vaporizes liquids, when the device exploded.

Tallmadge Wakeman D'Elia was found dead inside his Florida home earlier this month after a fire alarm alerted the authorities.

In an autopsy report seen by ABC Action News, examiners explained that the e-cigarette made a "projectile wound" in D'Elia's skull, becoming lodged in his brain.

The medical examiner ruled that the death was an accident.

The vape was manufactured by Smok-E Mountain.

Reports do not indicate what caused this particular e-cig explosion, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration claims that e-cigarette explosion incidents can be related to problems with the battery in a vaping pen.

According to FEMA, the 38-year-old's death is the first in the US to be caused by a vaping pen.

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FEMA, the government agency that tracks e-cigarette statistics, confirmed the death was the first in the US caused by a vape pen.

Weeks said that a lot of people are switching from smoking to vaping, because vaping does less harm to the body.

Kiklas said there are two steps e-cigarette users can take to avoid the risk of an explosion.

Tampa TV station WFTS reported that a representative from Smok-E Mountain said the problem was likely an issue pertaining to the device's atomizer or battery, and not the device itself.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which keeps stats on e-cigarettes reported that there were 195 incidents in which e-cigs exploded or caught fire in the United States between 2009 and 2016 - 38 of these resulted in injuries classed as "severe".

Deputy fire marshal Steven Lawrence, who attended the scene, said vape pens can "become pieces of flying debris and shrapnel".

The spokeperson added that they have previously had issues with companies "cloning their batteries".

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