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Re: Man Dies After Attempting to Shoot Fireworks From Top of Head

Let's see, fireworks cause serious injury, logic would dictate that lighting one and placing it on your person might lead to injury or death. Good idea dead dude thanks for the heads up on moronic behaviour leading to a tragic end.

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Re: Man Shoots Fireworks Off Head and Dies Instantly. (no Pics)

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

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

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.

The New York Daily News spoke with Devon's brother Cody Staples who was standing just five feet away from his brother when the firework went off.

While police maintain that Devon was trying to launch the firework off of his head, his brother describes the incident as 'a freak accident.'

Devon said that his brother was holding a lighter which made the firework 'go off accidentally.'

'I was the first one who got there. There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there,' his brother said.

'It was a freak accident. …. But Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh.'

Cody said that his brother Devon lived in Orlando, Florida where he worked as a dog walker and also worked at Disney World as an actor.

He would play characters like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast and entertain children.

'He loved it. He loved making people happy,' Cody Staples said.

As a dog walker, Cody said his brother wanted to help people who had pet issues.

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.

State fire marshals were also investigating several other Fourth of July fireworks accidents involving injuries in Friendship, Jefferson, Lebanon and Woodstock.

They said most of the accidents involved burns and eye injuries. McCausland said further details were expected to be released later on Sunday.

In 2011, lawmakers voted to repeal a 1949 law banning fireworks, reasoning the industry would create jobs and generate additional revenue.
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Re: Man Dies After Attempting to Shoot Fireworks From Top of Head

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Re: Man Dies After Attempting to Shoot Fireworks From Top of Head

My sister and I were talking about this this morning. Do any of guys think his head blew off? Or maybe caused some damage to his head at all? His brother watched it happen. If my boyfriend tried that stupid shit (and thankfully he wouldn't) his balls would meet my foot. That would be enough to drop the mortar from his head

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Re: Man Dies After Attempting to Shoot Fireworks From Top of Head

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My sister and I were talking about this this morning. Do any of guys think his head blew off? Or maybe caused some damage to his head at all? His brother watched it happen. If my boyfriend tried that stupid shit (and thankfully he wouldn't) his balls would meet my foot. That would be enough to drop the mortar from his head
That's what I was thinking.
So, EVERYONE there, just stood around and watched him do this stupid thing?

NO ONE thought it was a bad idea?

Everyone on the property should be banned from everything, and half a finger taken from both hands of all the idiots.

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My sister and I were talking about this this morning. Do any of guys think his head blew off? Or maybe caused some damage to his head at all? His brother watched it happen. If my boyfriend tried that stupid shit (and thankfully he wouldn't) his balls would meet my foot. That would be enough to drop the mortar from his head
I would guess it blew at least the top of his head off, if not the whole thing. I don't think that was his intention, he was just drunk, young, and had a mortar tube on his head and a lighter in his hand. That = fatally dumb.

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Re: Man Dies After Attempting to Shoot Fireworks From Top of Head

I feel a little bad. His family tried to get him to stop. He wouldn't listen. Alcohol and fireworks= deadly combination.

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Re: Man Shoots Fireworks Off Head and Dies Instantly. (no Pics)

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He loved making people happy

job done....thanks mate

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