Exploding Cell Phone Kills Quarry Worker

explodingphone_reuters.jpgReuters is reporting that a 33-year-old South Korean quarry worker was found dead with a burning mobile phone stuck to his chest, police and the doctor who examined the man said on Thursday.

“When he was admitted into the emergency room, the melted mobile phone was stuck to the left side of his shirt,” said Kim Hoon, professor at emergency department at Chungbuk National University Hospital, in the article. He is also the doctor who examined the victim. “I cannot think of any other cause of his death other than his mobile phone exploding,” Kim said.

Early investigations are focusing on the battery as the possible cause for the explosion. There have been a few scattered reports over the years similar to this but it’s extremely rare.

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Mobile phone may have killed quarry worker [Reuters]