Smoko ends with a bang

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has urged mine owners to review their smoking policies after a worker received severe thermal and chemical burns from an exploding e-cigarette battery.

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Aftermath of the incident

The worker was travelling in a utility with two other workers on January 11 when an electronic cigarette device in his pocket spontaneously ignited.