Texas man dies from vape pen explosion


FORT WORTH (KXAN) — A Fort Worth man died from his injuries last week following a vape pen (electronic cigarette) explosion that cut an artery in his neck, according to KXAS in Dallas.

William Eric Brown, 24, died from a stroke two days after his vape pen exploded near his mouth in a shopping center in Keller, TX.

Doctors were preparing for surgery to remove fragments of the pen from Brown’s head, but before the operation he suffered the massive stroke.

This is considered the second e-cigarette death in the last year.

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