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[UK] Patient killed after blowing up hospital ward when he decided to smoke a cigarette while undergoing treatment in high-pressure oxygen chamber

His bed linen then caught fire which quickly turned into an inferno Oxygen rich atmosphere then caused an explosion, killing the 65-year-old His family are demanding to know why hospital didn't take away his lighter
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 16:58
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[Europe] Electronic Atomization Cigarette

The present invention relates to an electronic atomization cigarette which only contains nicotine without harmful tar. ... advantages of the present invention include smoking without tar, significantly reducing the cancerogenic risk. Furthermore, users st
European Patent Office
added Jul 31, 2014 16:48

[Ireland] Crafty cigarette costs patient his life when he EXPLODES after lighting up in oxygen chamber

Liu Hung died in a fireball as he lit up inside the chamber, which was full of 100 per cent oxygen.... Family of the 65-year-old patient wants to know why hospital staff didn't take his cigarette lighter off him before he was treated in the hyperbaric cha
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:52

[New York] Clashing Visions for Old Rail Bed (Just Don’t Call It the High Line of Queens)

a ghost rail bed — which came into the city’s hands thanks to a careless cigarette smoker ... destroyed by a fire after an unextinguished cigarette was tossed from a train window. The damage was estimated at $1 million. The railroad, then in bankruptcy, c
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:20

[Canada] Careless smoking sparks $60000 damage at city's tallest building

No one was injured as a thick, black plume could be seen billowing from the 16th floor of a west-facing unit at Landmark Place - formerly known as Century 21. "We're not sure if the cigarette came from the tenant at the source of the fire," said Fire In
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:51

[UK] 'Wrong' charger cause of explosion in Hampshire home

An explosion that destroyed part of a home in Hampshire has been traced to a charger used to power an e-cigarette. Investigators found an "unbranded" USB charger plugged into the decimated bedroom in Southampton Road, Ringwood.
BBC Online
added Jul 23, 2014 13:11

[Canada] Smoking sparked massive Edmonton condo blaze

About 400 people were forced from their homes by a condominium blaze early Monday. The four-storey condo fire at Park Place Hamptons, near 199 Street and 53 Avenue, broke out in the early morning hours on Monday.
added Jul 22, 2014 13:32

[Canada] Careless smoking again the cause of a Saskatoon fire

Outside smokers start 23 Saskatoon fires in 18 months
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:54

[California] Arcata Fire officials: Don't leave e-cigarettes plugged in

Williamson said the district has not yet had any calls about e-cigarettes causing problems, but there have been numerous instances of the devices causing fires throughout the nation after they have been charged and are still plugged into outlets. "You ha
Eureka (CA) Times-Standard
added Jul 18, 2014 15:33

[Oregon] Man dies after careless smoking sets apt ablaze

A 50-year-old man died when careless smoking set his apartment on fire and forced fiver others out of their homes. The fire at Cascade Village Apartments, 2530 SE 125th near Division, began just after 3 a.m., officials said. Fire was visible from the sec
added Jul 13, 2014 13:20
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