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Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies instantly

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  1. Rob Cypher
    A Maine man died over the holiday weekend when fireworks he was trying to launch off of his head exploded.

    The Bangor Daily News reported that 22-year-old Devon Staples was drinking with friends to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday when the accident occurred.

    Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Stephen McCausland said that Staples placed a mortar tube on his head at around 10 p.m. and set it off. Staples was reportedly killed instantly from a fatal head injury caused by the explosion.

    Staples Facebook page identified his profession as self-employed “Dog Trainer, Dog walker, Dog Sitter, Dog Lover, Doggy Daycare.”

    According to The Bangor Daily News, Staples’ death was the first fatality since Maine legalized fireworks in 2012.

    McCausland said that several other injuries and cases of property damage due to fireworks were reported over the July Fourth holiday, including burns and eye injuries.

    David Edwards
    Raw Story
    July 5, 2015

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/mai...p-of-his-head-dies-instantly/comments/#disqus

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  1. RoboCodeine7610
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    Darwin Award Nominee.
  2. Potter
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    Updated: Sunday, July 5 2015, 02:08 PM EDT CALAIS, Maine (AP) --

    Maine State Police say a man celebrating the Fourth of July died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head.


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    Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, says 22-year-old Devon Staples of Calais had been setting off fireworks with friends on Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home.

    He says Staples placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, injuring his head. He died instantly.

    Police say the friends had been drinking. McCausland says Staples' death marks Maine's first fireworks fatality since the state legalized fireworks several years ago. Calais is in eastern Maine, on the Canadian border near New Brunswick.

    AP-WF-07-05-15 1402GMT

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  3. ianzombie
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    EDITED VERSION.

    People + Explosives = bad idea.
    This should be something that we are all realise by now.

    People + Explosives + Alcohol = an even worse idea.
  4. Alfa
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    You seem to have great trust in the reliability of what is written in the media. Please consider that your comment may be grossly insensitive if the facts are different than it seems.
  5. startinnuttin
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    Thank you, alpha. He was drunk and he probably put that firework so quick that noone could stop his quick enough.

    Everyone has done dumb crap before and sometimes they die. I'm sorry for his family.
  6. ianzombie
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    I cant count how many videos i have seen on liveleak/youtube of people doing stupid things with fireworks. Launching them from their hands, from their mouth, from their ass. I am pretty sure this guy is not the first to attempt to launch a mortar from his head, he wont even be the last.
    I am sorry for anyone that knew him and has to deal with the sudden loss.
    He did a very, very dumb thing.
  7. redwhiteandblue
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    At least he went out with a bang!




    ba'ra'ding...
  8. gypsum
    Re: Drunk Maine man tries to launch 4th of July fireworks off top of head, dies insta

    Ah what a shame. The guy was a dog lover.
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