BREWSTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Putnam County man is the latest victim of an e-cigarette explosion.
On Thursday morning, 27-year-old Christopher Gademan had the e-cigarette in his pants’ pocket. He suffered second and third-degree burns to his right thigh.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie: Who Is Gabby Petito's Fiancé, And What Do We Know About Him?
His aunt told CBS2 she saw a story on the news about another e-cigarette explosion and called to tell Gademan about it.READ MORE: Fighter Jet Intercepts Small Plane Flying Over NYC After Biden's UN Speech
“I said to myself, ‘I have to warn my nephew,’ you know about what’s going on in the news. But he was already aware because he also watches the news,” Elizabeth Gademan said.
A few hours later, the device exploded.MORE NEWS: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
Gademan is now recovering in the burn unit at Westchester Medical Center.