Young man dies after launching off fireworks from his head

A man while celebrating and drinking during the fourth of July celebrations tried to shoot a firework off the top of his head and ended up fatally injuring himself.

A spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, Stephen McCausland said that  Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend’s home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais.

Staples, 22, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off resulting in an explosion of the firework which instantly killed Staples, McCausland said.

Culled from Foxnews


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