Man killed by exploding e-cigarette when metal piece sliced artery, report says

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas man was killed last week when an e-cigarette exploded sending metal pieces flying.

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William Eric Brown, 24 of Forth Worth, died last week, according to KXAS-TV, when a piece of the electronic cigarette cut his left carotid artery.

The medical examiner's report attributed Brown's death to a "penetrating trauma from exploding vaporizer pen," KXAS reported.

The accident happened while Brown was sitting in his car outside a shop where he went to buy more vaping products.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and his grandmother told the news station he was talking shortly after the incident occurred, but he died several days later when doctors had a hard time removing a three-inch metal shard from his head.

A Florida man died last May, according to The New York Times, after suffering a head wound from an exploding e-cigarette.