2015 Darwin Awards Nominees Gets First Fireworks Fatality

Update: Maine man dies after launching firework off his head

His brother Cody Staples, 25, told the Daily News he was standing five feet away from Devon in a backyard in Calais, Maine. He said his brother was holding a lighter and it accidentally caused the firework to go off.

Man Dies When Large Firework He’s Holding Next To His Head Explodes

“Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas told the Detroit Free Press. Alcohol was a factor, the chief added to the newspaper, and the man may not have realized the firework had been lit.”

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