Man Sustains Serious Third-Degree Burns After Vaporizer Explodes in his Pocket
CRAWCOOK, ENGLAND – According to an online article at nypost.com, a man sustained third-degree burns after his vape pen exploded and melted in his pocket.*
A man from Crawcook, England will be scarred for life after sustaining third-degree burns from a vape pen that melted and exploded in his pants. He describes the explosion that felt “like a rocket.”
The man, aged 52, had just arrived at his workplace in his van where he noticed a fizzing noise coming from his pocket.
A few seconds later, his pants were on fire as the vape pen melted through his pocket and fell onto one of the seats of his van. At such time, the vape pen then exploded. The father of two children had been using vape pends for 8 years. His habit nearly cost him his life, where he had to be rushed to an area hospital where medical staff had to peel off the fabric of his pans and use skin grafts to treat the man’s wounds.
The man is now urging people to purchase vape pends from reputable brands due to the horrific nature of his burns.
“It went off like a rocket. It was an almighty boom. Everybody froze. There was this bizarre moment when I was stood in the middle of the yard without my pants on, because they were on fire. But the explosion was unbelievable really,” the man noted. “I’ve never felt anything like that before. So dangerous. It was excruciating pain. My leg was literally on fire.”
The man noted that the vape pen became hotter and hotter in his pants until it eventually burst into flames on his legs. The vape pen literally melted on his skin and caused his pants to melt into his wounds.
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