A smoker who switched to e-cigarettes for health reasons has described the horrific moment the device ‘nearly blew his legs off’.
David Aspinall’s e-cigarette left him fighting for his life, after it overheated and exploded – showering his limbs with metal.
The 48-year-old, from Wigan, nearly lost his flat in the blaze that followed – and spent nine days in hospital recovering from the ordeal.
David Aspinall’s e-cigarette overheated and exploded – showering his limbs with shards of metal
The 48-year-old said the device overheated and exploded before sparking a fire which nearly cost him his flat
He said he suffered a huge hole in one leg and a gash in the other. He spent nine days in hospital recovering
He claims that medics likened his injuries to bullet wounds – and says he is lucky to be alive.
Mr Aspinall, who may need three years of skin grafts to recover, told The Sun: ‘It glowed and burned in my hand. I dropped it and it exploded.
‘There was lots of blood, a huge hole in one leg and a gash in the other.’
‘It could have blown my head off,’ he added. ‘The surgeon said it was like someone had used a gun.’
Source: Daily Mail