Vape pen confirmed to have killed St. Petersburg man, burning 80 percent of his body – WTSP.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An exploding vaping pen is confirmed to have killed a 38-year-old man at his home.

The Pinellas County medical examiner confirmed the detail to 10News on Tuesday. Firefighters had suspected it as the cause of death since first responders were dispatched to the home on a call about a fire Saturday, May 5.

Tallmadge ‘Wake’ D’Elia was found on the home’s second floor in the area of 300 19th Ave. NE.

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Injuries to D’Elia’s face indicated his e-cigarette exploded, burning 80 percent of his body, according to the medical examiner’s report.

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He spent much of his career as a television producer with CNBC before moving to St. Petersburg to freelance.

Exploding e-cigarettes and pens are extremely rare, and most explosions center around the battery, but they happen enough to cause concern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The federal agency recently put

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