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Man killed by exploding vape pen is first e-cigarette casualty in US.

An exploding vape pen fatally wounded a 38-year-old Florida man in what is believed to be the nation’s first e-cigarette death, according to a government report. Firefighters found Tallmadge Wakeman D’Elia’s burned body in the upstairs bedroom of his St. Petersburg home May 5 after a neighbor reported seeing flames, WTSP reported. D’Elia, a former...
Time: 14:29     Date: 16.05.2018
Last US News: Man killed by exploding vape pen is first e-cigarette casualty in US. NY Post 24 - US News

Firefighters found Tallmadge Wakeman D’Elia’s burned body in the upstairs bedroom of his St. Petersburg home May 5 after a neighbor reported seeing flames, WTSP reported.

D’Elia, a former TV producer for CNBC, suffered burns on 80 percent of his body and also sustained injuries to his skull and brain. At least two parts of the exploding vape pen were removed from his cranium, the Pinellas County medical examiner told the Tampa Bay Times.

D’Elia was smoking an unregulated Smok-E Mountain Mech Works vape pen before he died. The pen does not come with safety features to ensure the device doesn’t overheat, according to an online product description.

A spokesman for Smok-E Mountain Mech Works told ABC Action News that they’ve been having issues with other companies cloning their batteries. The spokesman said the company’s devices do not explode and that the problem likely stems from the battery or the atomizer.

E-cigarette battery explosions are rare, but when they occur, the device “can be propelled across the room like a bullet or small rocket,” according to a FEMA report. There were 195 explosions between 2009 and 2016 but none resulted in death.

An Idaho man was seriously injured and lost several teeth when an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth last year.

And in 2016, a man burned his fingernail off when a vape pen exploded in his pocket at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Metro

Metro News: Man found dead in Long Island swimming pool. NY Post 24 - US News
Man found dead in Long Island swimming pool.
A man was found dead in his swimming pool in Suffolk County on Saturday, police said. Lewis Conte, 63, was found dead in...
Metro News: Scooter driver fatally struck by SUV: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Scooter driver fatally struck by SUV: cops.
A man riding a motorized scooter was hit and killed by a driver in the Bronx on Saturday night, police said. The 42-year-old...
Metro News: Off-duty cops shoots armed man in wheelchair: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Off-duty cops shoots armed man in wheelchair: cops.
An off-duty NYPD cop shot a wheelchair-bound man after the man started shooting outside of a house party in Brooklyn Sunday...
Metro News: Man stabbed amid argument on subway platform. NY Post 24 - US News
Man stabbed amid argument on subway platform.
A man was fighting for his life early Sunday after he was stabbed by an apparent stranger at a Brownsville subway station,...
Metro News: Thief electrocuted by subway rail while running from cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Thief electrocuted by subway rail while running from cops.
A would-be Park Slope purse-snatcher accidentally gave himself the death penalty Saturday night, when he ran onto subway...
Metro News: Upper West Side residents want sidewalk book vendor gone. NY Post 24 - US News
Upper West Side residents want sidewalk book vendor gone.
The bookish Upper West Side wants this chapter closed. The overflowing tables of sidewalk book vendor Kirk Davidson, 60,...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: The media’s hatred of Trump is only hurting itself. NY Post 24 - US News
The media’s hatred of Trump is only hurting itself.
This month marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most important articles ever written on journalism. On Aug. 7, 2016,...
Last US News - Opinion: Erdogan is leading Turkey to disaster. NY Post 24 - US News
Erdogan is leading Turkey to disaster.
Nominally, the current US-Turkey standoff is over American pastor Andrew Brunson, whom the Turks are holding hostage under...
Last US News - Opinion: Bishops need to get out of the way of abuse investigators. NY Post 24 - US News
Bishops need to get out of the way of abuse investigators.
Of all the horrors in the Pennsylvania grand-jury report on decades of abuse by Catholic priests, the greatest may be this:...
Last US News - Opinion: Trump didn’t silence Brennan — he’s done the opposite. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump didn’t silence Brennan — he’s done the opposite.
President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan is, according to conventional...
Last US News - Opinion: Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare.
After nearly two decades of strategically aimless military action in the Middle East, the Trump administration has apparently...

Living

US Living News: Popular baby foods have ‘worrisome levels’ of heavy metals: study. NY Post 24 - US News
Popular baby foods have ‘worrisome levels’ of heavy metals: study.
A new Consumer Reports study found many types of food commonly eaten by babies and toddlers — such as packaged entrees,...
US Living News: Colombian city’s tip to beat the heat: stop having sex. NY Post 24 - US News
Colombian city’s tip to beat the heat: stop having sex.
This city is suggesting residents cool it with the sex. The health secretary of Santa Marta, Julio Salas, advised locals...
US Living News: How the Kardashians became more powerful than the royals. NY Post 24 - US News
How the Kardashians became more powerful than the royals.
On Aug. 9, the Kardashian clan descended upon Los Angeles hot spot Craig’s in all their color-coordinated finery for newly...
US Living News: Immigrants’ kids are ditching their Americanized names. NY Post 24 - US News
Immigrants’ kids are ditching their Americanized names.
David Brown has never felt a connection to his own name. “To me, Brown means nothing,” said the 49-year-old finance professional,...
US Living News: How I got inside the teenage mind and created a YA hit. NY Post 24 - US News
How I got inside the teenage mind and created a YA hit.
When writing about teens, it’s important to remember the first rule: E is for emotion. “It’s not hard to get into a...
US Living News: ‘Good moms’ are expected to give up all their freedoms. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Good moms’ are expected to give up all their freedoms.
Kim Brooks is a modern-day, middle-class mom, which is to say: She worries about getting it right. As her own mom described...
US Living News: We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more. NY Post 24 - US News
We’ve given up road trips — and lost a whole lot more.
The times were indeed a-changin’ as the ’70s gave way to the ’80s. The feeling was palpable. It wasn’t just the music....
US Living News: Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think. NY Post 24 - US News
Quickie engagements aren’t as stupid as you think.
“When you know, you know.” That’s what they say. And they’re right. Perhaps that’s why there’s been a rash of...

Business

Last US Business News: Moviepass should be better to it’s customers, but bankruptcy won’t let it. NY Post 24 - US News
Moviepass should be better to it’s customers, but bankruptcy won’t let it.
Dear John. I am extremely disappointed with MoviePass’ business ethics. I paid the annual fee, although I do understand...
Last US Business News: In the Trump era, are blue states are facing a Rolex shortage?. NY Post 24 - US News
In the Trump era, are blue states are facing a Rolex shortage?.
Dear John: Here in Beverly Hills and throughout California, there is a major issue: There are no Rolex watches to be found!...
Last US Business News: 80 percent of millennials worried about Social Security: study. NY Post 24 - US News
80 percent of millennials worried about Social Security: study.
As Social Security turned 83 last week, many millennials are convinced they won’t collect a cent. Indeed, “80 percent...
Last US Business News: Elon Musk is not a conventional CEO — stop expecting him to be. NY Post 24 - US News
Elon Musk is not a conventional CEO — stop expecting him to be.
Elon Musk’s tweet on Tesla going private has drawn no shortage of opinions, and it will be up to federal regulators to...
Last US Business News: Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump is proving America’s power through economic warfare.
After nearly two decades of strategically aimless military action in the Middle East, the Trump administration has apparently...
Last US Business News: Backpage.com exec pleads guilty in prostitution case. NY Post 24 - US News
Backpage.com exec pleads guilty in prostitution case.
PHOENIX — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution,...
Last US Business News: Louisiana bans Citigroup, Bank of America from bond sale. NY Post 24 - US News
Louisiana bans Citigroup, Bank of America from bond sale.
Talk about a backfire. Louisiana has “prohibited” Citigroup and Bank of America from participating in an upcoming bond...
Last US Business News: Mom-and-pop ice cream maker wins suit over ‘icky’ ingredients. NY Post 24 - US News
Mom-and-pop ice cream maker wins suit over ‘icky’ ingredients.
A mom-and-pop shop outside of Boston won a $725,000 award Friday after a federal jury determined a supplier for its frozen...

Metro

Metro News: Man found dead in Long Island swimming pool. NY Post 24 - US News
Man found dead in Long Island swimming pool.
A man was found dead in his swimming pool in Suffolk County on Saturday, police said. Lewis Conte, 63, was found dead in...
Metro News: Scooter driver fatally struck by SUV: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Scooter driver fatally struck by SUV: cops.
A man riding a motorized scooter was hit and killed by a driver in the Bronx on Saturday night, police said. The 42-year-old...
Metro News: Off-duty cops shoots armed man in wheelchair: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Off-duty cops shoots armed man in wheelchair: cops.
An off-duty NYPD cop shot a wheelchair-bound man after the man started shooting outside of a house party in Brooklyn Sunday...
Metro News: Man stabbed amid argument on subway platform. NY Post 24 - US News
Man stabbed amid argument on subway platform.
A man was fighting for his life early Sunday after he was stabbed by an apparent stranger at a Brownsville subway station,...
Metro News: Thief electrocuted by subway rail while running from cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Thief electrocuted by subway rail while running from cops.
A would-be Park Slope purse-snatcher accidentally gave himself the death penalty Saturday night, when he ran onto subway...
Metro News: Upper West Side residents want sidewalk book vendor gone. NY Post 24 - US News
Upper West Side residents want sidewalk book vendor gone.
The bookish Upper West Side wants this chapter closed. The overflowing tables of sidewalk book vendor Kirk Davidson, 60,...
Metro News: Park Slope being shamed into radical school diversity plan. NY Post 24 - US News
Park Slope being shamed into radical school diversity plan.
The de Blasio administration is guilting parents in ultra-liberal Park Slope into swallowing a radical public school “diversity...
Metro News: Bronx street renamed for NYPD cop killed in Afghanistan. NY Post 24 - US News
Bronx street renamed for NYPD cop killed in Afghanistan.
A Bronx street corner was renamed Saturday for a fallen NYPD hero. Mayor de Blasio presided over the ceremony alongside the...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Fan tries to fight NASCAR star who caused huge wreck. NY Post 24 - US News
Fan tries to fight NASCAR star who caused huge wreck.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch had cars strong enough to contend for his third sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway. Instead, he...
Last US Sport News: Yankees get what they need from their ace but not a lot more. NY Post 24 - US News
Yankees get what they need from their ace but not a lot more.
Starter Luis Severino did not give the Yankees great length again. But he gave them a victory. Guess what they wanted more?...
Last US Sport News: Greg Bird rediscovers his Yankees Stadium power stroke. NY Post 24 - US News
Greg Bird rediscovers his Yankees Stadium power stroke.
Greg Bird’s issues — both on offense and with his glove — didn’t seem to be going away until he went deep to lead...
Last US Sport News: Frazier and Conforto come full circle in return to Williamsport. NY Post 24 - US News
Frazier and Conforto come full circle in return to Williamsport.
PHILADELPHIA — As Todd Frazier remembers it, the call came “an hour” after the news broke last January that he was...
Last US Sport News: Why Joe Torre is convinced Aaron Boone has what it takes. NY Post 24 - US News
Why Joe Torre is convinced Aaron Boone has what it takes.
Joe Torre can relate to what Aaron Boone is going through as the Yankees see the Red Sox pulling away in the AL East —...